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Yemen opposition denies assassination attempt

08-08-2011 08:27 BJT

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The Yemeni opposition has denied any links to a June attack on the presidential palace that injured President Ali Abdullah Saleh and other officials. The statement came a day after the wounded president was discharged from a Saudi military hospital in Riyadh.

The opposition also called for an independent international investigation into the attack. Yemen's ruling party has blamed the attack on the armed militants of the opposition-leading tribal leader Sheikh Sadiq al-Ahmar. The incident took place a few days after street battles between al-Ahmar's militants and Saleh's forces in downtown Sanaa. The president faces protests demanding an immediate end to his 33-year rule. He has vowed to return to power to lead a national conciliation dialogue with the opposition.


Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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