US seeks to disintegrate Yemen for its oil resources’


Yemen has also large proven reserves of natural gas.
A senior Yemeni politician has accused the United States of trying to disintegrate the country in order to gain control of its oil sources.

Yemeni Revolution Salvation Front spokesman, Sultan al-Samei, told Al-Alam news channel on Tuesday that the US is seeking to strengthen its military presence in Yemen under the pretext of al-Qaeda in the south of the country while the real reason is gaining control of Yemen’s oil.

”Under the pretext of combating al-Qaeda, America seeks to strengthen its military presence in Yemen and break up the country to gain control of its oil sources,” al-Samei said adding that the terrorists groups operating in Yemen and other countries are US elements paving the way for the direct intervention of Washington in the internal affairs of other countries.

Al-Samei’s remarks came days after Yemeni Foreign Minister Abu Baker al-Qirbi confirmed that US marines were deployed in the Yemeni capital, claiming that the American forces were in Sana’a to protect the US Embassy.

Al-Samei also said that al-Qaeda-affiliated groups operating in southern Yemen are linked to the regime of toppled dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh.

”The rebel groups associated with al-Qaeda terrorist network that killed 23 Yemeni soldiers south of the country a few days ago, are linked to Ali Abdullah Saleh’s regime,” al-Samei added.

Yemen’s Revolution Salvation Front spokesman also said that the country is still being controlled and ruled by Saleh and that the so-called unity government headed by Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi is nothing but a political game.

Saleh’s General People’s Congress (GPC) party has17 ministers in the new 34-member cabinet and his relatives control security services.

Saleh, who ruled Yemen for 33 years, stepped down in February under a US-backed power transfer deal in return for immunity.

His deputy, UK-trained field marshal Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi, replaced him on February 25 following a single-candidate presidential election backed by the United States and Saudi Arabia. Hadi will serve for an interim two-year period as stipulated by the power transfer deal.

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