Monday, July 25, 2011

Yemen's vice president suggests road map

SANAA, Yemen, July 25 (UPI) -- Yemen's vice president said the official government might lay out a plan this week that he claimed would solve "all" of the country's problems.

Insecurity and political conflict has troubled Yemen for much of the year. Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is recovering in Saudi Arabia from wounds suffered during an attack on his presidential compound June 3, leaving authority in the hands of the vice president.

Yemeni Vice President Abd al-Rab Mansur al-Hadi said during weekend talks, which involved members of the ruling General People's Congress and lawmakers in Parliament, that a plan to end the political impasse was imminent.

"We may lay out a road map this week to solve all problems seriously and in order of priority," he was quoted by the official Saba news agency as saying.

He offered few details other than to say "all politicians" have a responsibility to "rescue Yemen from collapse."

Opposition leaders said they had their own road map that called for a national council to lead the country for one year.

Saleh for much of the year has endured calls for his resignation. He has refused to sign a deal brokered by the Gulf Cooperation Council to end his tenure in exchange for immunity.

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