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Yemeni gov't backs GCC plan

04-29-2011 08:34 BJT

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The Gulf Cooperation Council's power-transfer plan for Yemen is expected to be signed on Sunday in the Saudi capital Riyadh. The plan provides the framework for Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down as president within a month.

Yemen's government has insisted that the Gulf-mediated deal aimed at ending the political standoff must go ahead. But opposition groups are warning that government-led violence against protesters demanding Saleh's immediate resignation could derail the agreement.

He said, "We insist that the same delegation that travelled to Abu Dhabi will travel to Riyadh, and will sign the Gulf initiative. The final clause, if necessary, will be adopted by Ali Abdullah Saleh as president of the General People's Congress, and not as the President of Yemen, because the agreement is a deal between the parties and political organizations."


Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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