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The foreign existence in the Red Sea will make nothing" president Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen said, "German, U.S. Dutch and French warships have been there and could not prevent pirates" he added. If the international community does not work on rebuilding Somalia, it will remain the one of the worst spots in the Horn of Africa. He highlighted that the direct reason of the piracy phenomenon is disintegration of the Somali State, calling on the international institutions to contribute to restructuring Somali institutions. President Saleh during the conference revealed also that the arrested terrorist cell proved to be linked to Israeli intelligence and in contact with the former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's office (www.americanchronicle.com...).
In late November, Paris submitted a draft resolution to the UN Security Council calling for the creation of an international naval force to protect shipping off the Somali coast. The draft also proposed that this force mount a military campaign in December. In approving the resolution this week, the Security Council effectively mandates that the Red Sea will come under an international mandate, essentially seizing those waters from Arab sovereignty on the grounds that the Arabs have been unable to keep them secure.