Friday, June 17, 2011

Saleh needs to keep promise, begin transition in Yemen -- White House

WASHINGTON, June 17 (KUNA) -- U.S. officials continue to believe that Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh needs to keep his commitment to sign the agreement brokered by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that would begin a government transition in Yemen immediately, White House press secretary Jay Carney said on Friday.
"We think that is in the best interests of the people of Yemen, and we continue to work with our partners in the region to help that happen," Carney said during a briefing.
Carney was commenting on reports that Saleh will return to Yemen from Saudi Arabia within days.
"The issue is not about his return. The issue is about the transition that needs to take place," Carney added.

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