The situation in Yemen is developing according to the "Libyan scenario"

The situation in Yemen is developing according to the "Libyan scenario" Events in Yemen continue to evolve according to the "Libyan scenario." Soldiers who join the protests call on the UN to intervene in the development of events in the state. In addition, the Yemeni oppositionists are establishing contacts with the international community, so they are going to visit Russia and China to meet with the political leadership of these states.

In the capital of the state - Sanaa - clashes between the opposition and law enforcement forces continue, on October 16 during a protest against state President Ali Abdullah Saleh, 2 people were killed by law enforcement forces and 15 were injured. According to RIA News, the government army and the armed opponents of the President of Yemen entered into a shootout, and with the use of artillery. The clash occurred in the area of ​​Hassaba - a suburb of Sana'a. In addition, security forces used water cannons, tear gas and firearms against participants in the protest rally. weapon.

As a result of the unfolding confrontation between the supporters of Saleh and the head of the confederation of tribes Hashid Sadiq Ahmar in the northern part of the capital, several people were wounded on the side of the opposition.

According to the Associated Press, on Sunday night, 7, thousands of Republican Guard soldiers and state security forces, switched to the side of the opposition forces. Rebel general Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar made a statement that the former guardsmen had passed under his command. Already, the former commander of the 1 armored division of Yemen, al-Ahmar, went over to the rebels in March of this year.

Soldiers who joined the rebels called on the UN Security Council to intervene in the development of events in Yemen to “save the pro-democracy movement.” In a statement, and it was broadcast on the local TV channel Opposition, the army representative urged the UN Security Council and the heads of state of the Arab Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states to take immediate action and "put an end to the Salekh crimes."

Reference. Rise in Yemen. Unrest in the country began at the end of January 2011, when protests began with the demand for the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has been in power since 1978. It should be noted that Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the world with a lot of problems: from lack of water and terrible poverty to the general arming of the population and the black market of weapons, where you can buy heavy weapons. 18 March 2011, the president introduced a state of emergency in the state — then an 52 man was killed as a result of an attack on the protesters, and two days later he fired the country's government. On March 21, Major General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, commander of the 1 armored division of the ground forces, moved to the side of the rebels. 22 March Saleh expressed his willingness to resign before the end of the year. In April, with the assistance of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a conflict resolution plan was created, he meant the resignation of President Saleh, with the provision of security guarantees to him and his family, as well as the peaceful transfer of power to Yemen’s Vice-President Hadi. Saleh initially rejected the plan, but April 11 agreed with him. May 22 President again refused to accept the proposed peace plan. From 23 to 27, there were battles between troops loyal to President Saleh and armed forces of the Hashid tribe. On May 27, the government’s Air Force struck at the positions of its opponents. 28 May concluded a truce. 3 June as a result of the shelling of the presidential residence Saleh, the Prime Minister and the Speaker of Parliament were injured. Saleh was forced to leave for treatment in Saudi Arabia. At the same time, Saleh was able to maintain control over the forces loyal to him until his recovery. He has a flexible policy, has already spoken several times about quitting, and then refused, because of the fear that al-Qaeda will seize power. Approximately 800-900 people have already been killed in the country, more than 25 thousand have been injured.

23 September The Yemeni president returned home after treatment. In a conversation with Western journalists, Saleh expressed the opinion that in the event of his resignation or a successful attempt to forcibly remove him from office, the power in Yemen could seize the Al Qaeda terrorist movement.

October 8 Saleh once again made a statement about his resignation from the post of head of Yemen. But, according to the president, he will not give up the power of the opposition and is ready to leave only if all terrorist, extremist elements that cause political tension in the country are eliminated. Then Saleh called on his supporters to fight and oppose against any claim to legitimate authority.

Are Yemeni oppositionists preparing to visit Russia and China?

October 15 television company Al Arabiya, referring to sources in political circles in Yemen, reported that the leaders of the Yemeni opposition are going to visit Moscow and Beijing for talks with the political leadership of both powers. In addition, journalists reported that the Russian Federation and the PRC allegedly invited the leaders of the uprising in Yemen themselves and the trip should take place as soon as possible.

Moscow is ready to consider a draft resolution of the UN Security Council on Yemen

According to RIA Novosti, the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, said that the Russian Federation hopes that the UN Security Council can “send a constructive signal” to Sanaa for the country's exit from the political crisis. On the situation in this state, Russia is ready to consider a draft resolution proposed by Western countries. The countries of the Western world are initiating a resolution on Yemen calling for the resignation of President Saleh.

According to Vitaly Churkin, Russia believes that it’s time for the Salekh regime and the opposition to “come to an agreement”. The Russian state is concerned that for several months now a political crisis has been going on in Yemen, “and it is very acute, with regional consequences,” the Russian permanent representative noted.
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