Al-Qaida in Yemen “Western-made,” says Yemeni PM

Sunday, November 7, 2010

SANAA - Yemeni Prime Minister Ali Muhammed al-Mujawar has accused that al-Qaida was originally a Western-made group and was never created by his country, according to the state-run Saba news agency.

Mujawar made his remarks during a meeting in Sanaa with ambassadors of Asian and African countries to Yemen, to clarify the country’s stance against those who propagated negative impacts on Yemen over the bomb parcels shipped to the United States last week.

“Al-Qaida was essentially a Western-made group and was never created by Yemen, it is alleged by those who seek to propagate this view internationally about Yemen,” quoted Mujawar, as saying.

He also called on the international community to support his government’s continuing efforts to fight al-Qaida regional wing.

On Friday, the Yemen- based al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) had claimed responsibility for the bomb parcels that targeted the United States. The group also said that it was responsible for bringing down an American cargo plane in Dubai on September 3 this year, adding that it would continue to target the US and its allies.

Yemen has reportedly been exerting efforts to curb terrorist groups, which raised international security concerns again after two parcel bombs were found on U.S.-bound cargo flights from the Arabian Peninsula country last week. (ANI)

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