Yemeni PM: al Qaeda is "Western-made"
Yemeni Prime Minister Ali Muhammed al- Mujawar said Saturday that al-Qaeda was originally a Western-made group and was never created by his country, the state-run Saba news agency reported.
The prime minister’s remarks were made during a meeting in the capital Sanaa with ambassadors of Asian and African countries to Yemen to clarify Yemen’s stance against those who propagated negative impacts on Yemen over the bomb parcels shipped to the United States last week.
“Al-Qaeda 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,” Saba quoted Mujawar as saying.
The Yemen-based al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on Friday claimed responsibility for the bomb parcels that targeted the United States.
It also said it was behind downing a UPS cargo plane by exploding one of its experimental bomb packages aboard the plane immediately after it took off from Dubai International Airport on Sep. 3, 2010.
According to Saba, Mujawar called on the international community to support his government’s continuing efforts to fight al-Qaeda regional wing.
Yemen has 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.
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