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Expert: Power in Yemen may transfer to army

Arab World Materials 2 May 2011 18:36
The situation in Yemen will worsen and the power in the country will be transferred to the Yemeni army as a result of the coup after the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf's (CCASG) initiative on the peaceful settlement of the Yemeni crisis failed, Yusri al-Ezbawi, the head of the Al-Ahram research center, said.

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 2 / Trend A. Tagiyeva /

The situation in Yemen will worsen and the power in the country will be transferred to the Yemeni army as a result of the coup after the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf's (CCASG) initiative on the peaceful settlement of the Yemeni crisis failed, Yusri al-Ezbawi, the head of the Al-Ahram research center, said.

"Deteriorating situation in the country will eventually lead to the fact that the Yemeni supreme armed council will take power as a result of the coup," he said over phone from Cairo.

The expert said that the Yemeni army, well armed and prepared, may move to the opposition in case of continued unrest in the country. After committing a coup, it may take power.

On Sunday, CCASG foreign ministers gathered in the Saudi capital Riyadh to discuss the further implementation of the initiative of the organization to achieve the inner-Yemeni political agreement.

The meeting was held after Abdullah Saleh refused from signing the plan proposed by the CCASG. The signing ceremony of the agreement on transferring the power to the Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh within the CCASG "road map" was to be held in Riyadh on Sunday.

The anti-government demonstrations demanding the resignation of Saleh, who became the president of North Yemen in 1978, continue in Yemen since early February. Yemeni security forces use their weapons to disperse the anti-government actions.

According to the Western media, more than 120 people died in the country for two months of popular unrest.

The expert also stressed that foreign intervention in Yemen is not expected, because Saudi Arabia observes the situation in the country. It will not allow foreign interference in the affairs of a neighboring country without its permission.

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