The Saudi Declaration of the MB a Terrorist Group and its Impact on the Yemeni MB

EPC | 21 May 2014

This paper analyzes the impact of the Saudi Arabia declaration of the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group on the al-Islah Party, which represents MB in Yemen. The paper posits that the Saudi decision will cause the group more severe losses than the Egyptian declaration, due to the special relationship between Yemen and Saudi Arabia. The huge Saudi influence in Yemen, which is based on a wide network of local agents and the existence of variables on the ground, further reveals this decision‘s harsh results. The paper also reviews different manifestations of the MB losses as a result of Riyadh’s decision.

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