In his Interview with “Le Figaro”, Lamlas Says: “The Council is Facing Public Pressure to Force his Authority and our Security Systems and Southern Elites Are Keeping Security and Fighting Terrorism”
SMA New – Adan – Follow-ups George Molbert, a world-famous journalist, interviewd secretary general of the southern transitional council, Ahmed Lamlas, in Adan for the world-famous French newspaper, “Le Figaro”. The interview dealt with all issues concerning security, politics and services in Adan and the liberated territories, in addition to the role of the southern transitional council in UN-supported negotiations. In his response to a question concerning what was left for the legitimacy government in the security and services files, Lamlas said: “southern security systems, and above all the security belt and elites’ forces, are in control and play a major role in keeping security and fighting terrorism”. As for the services, he said: “the government failed in this file although it has all necessary resources”. He added that the council did not force his authority till now although the council is facing massive public pressure to do so because of the poor conditions under which the country is living. He also said: “If our brothers in Saudi Arabia and UAE did not interfere at the last moment last January, the government would be now under trial in international courts because of its crimes against the southern people”. Talking about the role of the southern transitional council in the UN-supported negotiations, Lamlas said: “I will not add to what was said by Mr. Martin Griffith in his statement to UN Security Council as he asserted that there will be no peace in Yemen unless the voice of the southern people is carefully listened to. This voice fully agrees on independence, disengagement and restoring his sovereign State”.