SANAA, June 28 (Xinhua) -- Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has been in Saudi Arabia for treatment of injuries from an attack on his palace earlier this month, will address the nation on television within days, an official said Tuesday.
"The president is in good health and he will deliver a speech to the nation soon and come back to Yemen within the next few days, " the Deputy Information Minister Abdu al-Janadi briefed a press conference Tuesday.
Al-Janadi did not provide specific dates for Saleh's speech or return. "We cannot set specific date neither for the president's speech nor for his return," he said.
However, Saleh's information advisor Ahmed al-Sufi reaffirmed to Xinhua on Tuesday that "Saleh's address on TV in 48 hours, which was announced on Sunday, has not been changed."
Saleh was wounded in a bomb attack on his presidential palace in Sanaa on June 3. He has not been seen in the public since then, as opposition leaders believe that Saleh has been unable to speak or died.
The 69-old-year president has faced five-month-long protests across the country, demanding him to step down and leave the country along with his sons and aides.