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Yemeni president welcomes GCC plan, vowing to challenge opposition

04-22-2011 20:17 BJT

SANAA, April 22 (Xinhua) -- Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh on Friday told tens of thousands of his supporters that he would face the challenge of the opposition and he welcomed the initiative of the Gulf foreign ministers.

"We will face the challenge of the opposition and we are keen to not shed blood and we are keen to not use the firearms," Saleh told the crowds who gathered to support him in downtown Sanaa.

"We welcome the initiative of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) foreign ministers and we will deal with it positively in the framework of the Yemeni constitution," Saleh said.

Saleh also called for his supporters to be "steadfast in front of the apostate elements and cowards."

"Firing the first bullet would be very easy, but we will not guarantee any control of stopping using weapons in the second day, " said Saleh, who is facing months of street protests demanding an immediate end to his 33-year rule.

"We reject coup or any act harming the gains of our revolution and unity," he added.

 

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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