Thursday, May 17, 2012

Yemenis Are Not Less Important Than Americans

Secretary of State Clinton answers a question raised by Yemeni journalist Shatha al-Harazi during a Global Town Hall with Civil Society in Washington DC, yesterday. Al-Harazi began her question by saying, "Yemenis Are Not Less Important Than Americans" and then she asked an important question about if there is any consideration from the US administration to fight terrorsim along with the assistance of civil society in Yemen. She also raised an extremely crucial issue that is the drone strikes in Yemen by the US.

Clinton's answer is a very typical one that we always hear from the US administration folks. However, at least, it was remarkable to see a female Yemeni journalist like al-Harazi, who relatively represents civil society in Yemen, openly asking Clinton.