[17/June/2004] The Editorail:
Al-Usboo editorial says during the G-8 summit there would be a project on the Greater Middle East and there also President Ali Abdullah Saleh would present Yemen’s vision of the peace in the Middle East
Yemen is one of the countries that have security with Washington concerning the war on terror and it is considered an important gate of the war that started after the 11 of September. When the Yemeni president announced his accepting the invitation of President Bush to take part in the G-8 summit he welcomed the reforms though he considered them as stemming from a self need. Nevertheless the region’s need of political reforms is indispensable and despite that the American project involves some cautions because it comes from the United States, especially in new situations in the Arab region and according to an American officials who said the timing was not ideal particularly after the scandal of torture at Abu Ghraib prison and the unconditional support for Sharon’s policy in Palestine, the formation of a new Iraqi government might shed some credibility. Yemen’s approval of the project would mean a broader security and economic partnership with the United States that allotted billions of dollars under the name of the Middle East Fund to support the Middle East that would accept the project.