(Xinhua) -- Fierce clashes broke out in the Yemeni capital on Tuesday that has left 17 people killed as the defected army tried to take control over the interior ministry, which showed security situation deteriorated recently due to embarrassed reconciliation process.
The controversy about the technical committee formed in mid- July to prepare for a Yemeni comprehensive dialogue conference persists derailing the schedule of the committee supposed to begin a week ago.
Though senior leaders in key political groups including members of the committee said the committee can start and make its job a success, analysts insisted it will not continue in its current shape.
Abdul Ghani al-Maweri, a political analyst and writer, said there are several possibilities over this committee and the most likely one is that it will be reshaped or at least more members from some factions could be added.
"The committee was supposed to comprise of prominent Yemeni figures; not exactly senior or key members of factions, but only representatives," he said. "Prominent representatives were supposed to be selected for the dialogue itself not for a technical job to prepare for the dialogue."
"The current committee is unable to start and will not be able to bring the concerned factions to the dialogue," he said.
Immediately after its formation according to a republican decree specifying its duties and what the dialogue should address, key political forces including the main opposition bloc, the Joint Meeting Parties, and others criticized the way the committee was formed.
They said its 25 members were picked without deliberations with the concerned factions, which are entitled to participate in the dialogue.
The issue has affected the committee's schedule, casting a cloud over its ability and success.
Abdul Salam Muhammad, head of ABAAD center for strategic studies, said the committee can't go ahead because there is not a unanimous agreement on its members and duties.
"It does not exist in the reality. Its current shape was a result of international pressure and advices and, for this, the Southern Movement did not have equal representation," he said.
"The people have now divided into two sides: welcoming and opposing it," he said, adding those who are opposing fear the committee will have strategic responsibilities after the dialogue and that will affect how key issues such as the south cause must be addressed.
Some critics justified their attitudes as a result of unequal representation, mainly the Southern Movement, Harak, and the youth- led protesters who refuse to leave their street tents.
Sultan al-Atwani, the rotating president of the Joint Meeting Parties, said forces within the bloc have criticized the committee because it did not include all Yemeni factions.
"Opposition or objection now is about that and about the decree specifying the committee's duties," he explained.
Deputy chairman of information circle of the Islah Party Adnan al-Odaini said his party does not oppose the committee itself but the standard on which it was formed.
"Our viewpoint is very clear: we are for the committee and the dialogue and we must be committed to the outcomes of the dialogue, " he said.
The JMP reluctance is based on objective conditions, nothing else, he said, pointing out the success of the committee depends on "to what extent the political forces accept it."
Al-Atwani said President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi should make decisions on key issues and dilemmas to pave the way for the committee to assume its job successfully and as scheduled.
"Yemen should address key issues topped by the security level and dilemmas if it wants to hold a productive dialogue," he explained.
"These issues along with others, mainly the rights of the people in the south, will stand as roadblocks on the way of the committee," he added.
The committee missed its meeting on July 24 because one of the members is still on a trip outside the country and if any delay to the dialogue comes to be true, it must not be blamed on the current situation, he said.