Political Analysis

Southern Movement leaders to participate in National Dialogue

National Yemen

Ali Salam al-Beid

BY NY Staff

Political sources have revealed that Southern Movement factions have agreed to join the National Dialogue Conference, and will be led by Ali Salem Al-Beidh. Sources stated that former southern president Ali Nasser and former Prime Minister Haidar Al-Attas had a fruitful meeting as part of the contact dialogue in Cairo. The sources also stated that the leaders had agreed to abide by regional supervision by Gulf Countries while participating in the national dialogue.

For his part, southern leader Mohammed Ali Ahmed said he would support the dialogue if it covered all aspects of the southern issue. “Though the revolution was stolen in the north, it will continue in the south until our goals have been achieved,” he said.

Mohammed Ali called on the youth to hold their positions, as “change is not only about removing Ali Saleh from power.” He concluded his speech by saying that he opposed the Iranians’ role in south Yemen.