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Yemeni President Saleh welcomes UN resolution

10-26-2011 08:36 BJT

SANAA, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh welcomed the United Nations Security Council resolution which called on him to sign a Gulf Arab initiative to transfer power, the official Saba News Agency reported Tuesday.

Saleh welcomed Monday the resolution 2014 passed by the 15- nation council last Friday, Saba reported.

Saleh reaffirmed the readiness of his ruling party to immediately sit down with the opposition to resume dialogue for reaching an agreed executive mechanism and the final signing of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) initiative as soon as possible, according to the report.

"After reaching an agreed mechanism and signing the GCC initiative, the process of holding agreeable-timed early presidential elections will be launched immediately," Saba quoted Saleh as saying.

The power-transfer initiative brokered by the six-nation GCC in April was signed by the opposition in May, while Saleh has backed out from signing it for three times in the last minutes.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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