Sunday, November 6, 2011

Saleh: Committed to Gulf transition plan

BEIJING, Nov. 6 (Xinhuanet) -- Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh announced he will leave office in line with a Gulf-brokered power transfer plan, while also lashing out at opponents.

On Saturday, Saleh said the country's vice president is working to complete a dialogue with the opposition and sign the Gulf initiative and its operational mechanism. He said the goal was to achieve a legitimate, peaceful and democratic transition and conduct early presidential elections.

Saleh has three times agreed to sign a power transitional deal mediated by the Gulf Cooperation Council, only to back out at the very last minute each time.

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