Friday, April 22, 2011

Yemen's ruling party welcomes GCC-mediated plan for power transition: spokesman

SANAA, April 22 (Xinhua) -- Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh 's ruling party on Friday welcomed the amended Gulf-mediated initiative of transferring power, saying they will deal with it positively, the spokesman of the ruling party Tarik al-Shami told Xinhua.

"In the framework of the Yemeni Constitution, we will deal positively with the recent Gulf-mediated plan we received on Thursday from the visiting Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary-General Abdullatif bin Rashid al-Zayani," said al-Shami, the official spokesman of the ruling General People's Congress ( GPC).

"But we reject any coup by the extremist minority of the opposition Joint Meeting Parties (JMP)," he said, adding that "the army and security forces are responsible for preserving the security and stability of our homeland."

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