By NY Staff
Former President of the JMP Mohammed Abdulmalik Al-Mutawakel accused JMP for trying to assassinate him. He attributed this attempt to the national issues he proposed in one of the meetings held by the JMP.
“I cannot say that it was an accident, rather it was a planned assassination because of my discussions with the JMP regarding the militarization of the military,” he said.
According to him, he enraged the members of JMP after bringing up the topic of forming a committee to review the restructuring of the military.
Because of this, he stressed the importance of establishing different political powers to balance the situation.
According to him, main reason behind the attempt of assassination was his call for dialogue with youth and southern movement. “I wanted to create a strong and active affiliation that understands and accept the other views and opinions,” he stated.
In regard of restructuring the army, Al-Mutawakel stated that they had a meeting with some concerned officials who said that the process of restructuring the army must start. “I told them there should be principles and mutual committee for this to happen and can only be achieved through national dialogue,” he stated. According to him, those who refuse to have the national dialogue before Saleh’s relatives leave power want to rule the country after Saleh’s leaving.
Al-Mutawakel stressed the importance of creating a framework for the country to move forward and the a transparent process of restructuring the army so those with agendas can be marginalized.