Saturday, October 29, 2011

Vice-President Hadi Leaves Yemen for the US

Sana'a, October 29, 2011

Vice-president Abdu Rabbu Mansoor Hadi left Yemen for the United States of America on Friday, making a stop in Dubai where he is rumored to stay for a day or so.

The State news agency SABA, announced that Hadi was travelling for medical reasons as he had scheduled a routine medical check-up in the US, taking place at one of Cleveland Hospitals.

The agency did not specify however whether Hadi was also planning to use the trip to hold talks with officials and diplomats regarding the recently approved UN resolution against President Saleh.

Interestingly enough, Hadi's trip to the US coincide with the arrival in Yemen of UN envoy Benomar and GCC secretary General al-Zayani, further delaying any hope of a quick transition of power since its main party will not be present.

Under the terms of the GCC brokered proposal, President Saleh would transfer his power to VP Hadi before announcing his official resignation.

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