A US Center for Research Categorizes Al-Ahmar as a Terrorism-Fostering Person in Yemen
SMA News – Al-Arabia Al-Yemenia – Follow-ups A US international center for researcher in Washington categorized general Ali-Mohsen Al-Ahmar, vice president of Yemen, as a terrorism-fostering person. A study by the US researcher Peter Salisbury, published by Gulf Institute – Washington, concentrated on Yemen, its prominent controversial figures and stages of conflict and civil wars. According to the study, translated by “Al-Boad Al-Rabe”, Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar is a key player in a network of tribes and Islamic Sunni groups with the Reform party, known inaccurately as Muslim Brotherhood, as its core. He is also accused of supporting and fostering other fanatic Islamic groups, later named as “Al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula”, the local brand name of the international terrorist group. According to the study, Al-Ahmar managed to introduce himself to Saudis as the last resort of achieving military victory against Al-Houthis and last standpoint for the Arab Republic of Yemen. He is also accused, along with Al-Houthis, of having the desire to restore Imams regimen in Yemen, a theocratic Islamic Hierarchy that governed Yemen for more than 1000 years. In addition, if Al-Ahmar managed to achieve real results on the ground, he may find his way back to power unexpectedly, depending on his current position. In this case, his past will be under very close scrutiny. Furthermore, it is probable that any future role of Al-Ahmar may rise anger among southern groups accusing him with civil war violations in 1994 war.