Yemen Accuses US Ambassador of Interference in Domestic Affairs; Threatens to Expel Him
Yemen's ruling General People's Congress (GPC) party on Tuesday accused United States ambassador Edmond Hull of “interfering” in domestic affairs and threatened to expel him.
“Since he was appointed (last September), ambassador Edmond Hull has behaved like a high commissioner, not like a diplomat in a country which is opposed to any form of interference” by a foreign state, said the Al-Mithaq weekly, a GPC mouthpiece.
“Edmund Hull adopts a very haughty behavior, far-removed from his diplomatic duties, when he speaks to certain Yemeni officials,” the newspaper added.
Al-Mithaq called on Hull to “respect Yemen in order not to become persona non grata”.
Meanwhile, Washington has decided to provide Yemen with assistance to help it fight against the suspected presence of cells of suspected terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda network.
On Monday, the Pentagon announced that up to 150 US troops would be deployed to Yemen to train government forces in “direct action” raids and help it control its ports and airports.
Following a March grenade attack on the US embassy in the capital Sanaa, Yemeni authorities stepped up security measures around US interests in Yemen. (Albawaba.com)
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