Written By: Elena White
Article Date: May 1, 2012 - 9:03:15 PM
FBI Director, Robert Muller during his recent visit to Sana’a, the Yemeni capital as he is performed his yearly visit to the country in a bid to review both governments’ cooperation in terms of their mutual counterterrorism approach against al-Qaeda, handed President Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi with the findings of the American-led investigation in last June’s presidential bomb attack.
FBI manager handed out findings of mosque bombing to Yemen President
On June 3rd 2011, as President Ali Abdullah Saleh was performing the weekly Friday prayer at a mosque situated within the presidential compound, a bomb exploded ripping through the entire building, leaving scores of officials severely injured or dead. President Saleh, himself was gravely wounded, so much so that he was evacuated towards Saudi Arabia where he underwent eight grueling surgeries.
Immediately after the attack the US, which has been relying on Yemen for its fight against al-Qaeda in the region, immediately offered its strategic ally to handle the technical part of the investigation, putting its expertise and technology at the disposal of the government in order to assess blame only manufactured in two countries in the whole world; America and Russia. They are likely to have arrived in Yemen through al-Qaeda’s terrorist network. It is likely that the group obtained the materials from an American camp they had occupied in Iraq.
In a violent attack against his political nemesis, former President Saleh, accused Sheikh Hameed al-Ahmar and his party, al-Islah of having engineered the attack against his person as to rid themselves of all their opponents.
He actually warned on that occasion of severe repercussions stressing that an attack on the Republic would simply not go unpunished.
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