The Joint Meeting Parties, the opposition coalition, accused Yemen's regime of colluding with violent groups in the country including Al-Qaeda, as they condemned on Tuesday the blast at an ammunition factory in Abyan province in the south.
President Saleh and his relatives were the only responsible for the blast, the coalition said in a statement, adding that the blast was a heinous crime and a clear sign of the collusion of the regime with the illegal groups as the government has started handing over public institutions and military equipment in Abyan to Al-Qaeda.
The blast, which killed at least 150 people so far and injured scores of others, was orchestrated and came within chaos the regime is inciting as the public pressure on Saleh to resign intensifies, the statement said.
Calling its supporters to form popular committees in all cities, towns and villages to protect the citizens and public and private properties from chaos of the regime, the coalition said that the survival of President Saleh in office poses a serious threat to Yemen, its people, the foreign interests and the regional and international security.
Meanwhile, a spokesmen for the Dialogue Preparatory Committee has accused the Pentagon of colluding with the Yemeni government to face the popular uprising, saying spreading chaos and carnage including the blast in Abyan is a sign of coming organized crime.
Saleh's attempts to cling to power will not succeed because the people are very determined to oust him, Muhammad Al-Sabri said, as he offered condolences to the families of the victims.