`Al Qaeda in Yemen Western-made`

Yemeni PM accuses that al Qaeda was originally a Western-made group.

Last Updated: Nov 07, 2010, 16:28 PM IST

Sana`a: Yemeni Prime Minister Ali Muhammed al-Mujawar has accused that al Qaeda 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 Sana’a 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 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," English.news.cn quoted Mujawar, as saying.

He also called on the international community to support his government`s continuing efforts to fight al Qaeda regional wing.

On Friday, the Yemen- based Al Qaeda 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 03 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 US-bound cargo flights from the Arabian Peninsula country last week.

ANI