UN envoy will return, threatens use of Article 7
His visit is accented by the recent passing of U.N. Security Council Resolution 2051, which threatens measures against those seeking to obstruct Yemen’s transitional government.
The recent launch of a youth initiative in Sana'a assembled 120 youth coalitions from different areas in Yemen. Out of these areas, the Communication Committee and the Ministerial Committee nominated 15 members to join the National Dialogue Committee (NDC).
Nadia Al-Sakkaf, the spokeswoman of the Communication Committee, said some youth coalitions intend to obstruct the initiative, which is the reason for numerous arguments during previous meetings. Nadia Abdull-Alah, a member of the Media Committee in Sana’a’s Change Square, said, “We refuse to take part in the NDC until our demands have been met.”
She said the most important demands are for the dismissal of ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh's relatives from all military command, the release of all those detained illegally and support for the martyrs' families.
Al-Sakkaf said there is a strong acceptance for the NDC from prominent opposition figures outside Yemen, such as Cairo’s Haider Abu Bakr Al-Attass and Ali Nasser Mohammed.
She said the difficulty they face is with the Southern Movement because they are not unified. However, the Communication Committee will try reaching out to them to guarantee their representation in the preparatory committees.
"There is a possibility of extending the Communication Committee’s deadline up to ten days after the end of the month," she said.