Monday, January 23, 2012

Saleh absence to help Yemen transition, says US

AFP | Jan 23, 2012

WASHINGTON: The White House said on Monday the absence of President Ali Abdullah Saleh from Yemen while he has medical treatment in the United States would aid a political transition in the violence-wracked nation.

But White House spokesman Jay Carney denied Washington was seeking to influence events ahead of Yemen's election in February, saying his request was granted on purely medical grounds.

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