Saudi King Holds Talks with Yemeni President

Reuters21.09.2011 KSA
Saudi King Holds Talks with Yemeni President

Saudi King Holds Talks with Yemeni President

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King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, held talks with Ali Abdullah Saleh, President of Yemen, earlier this week.

HRM discussed the latest developments there, stressed that the Kingdom supports a unified, safe and stable Yemen.

Saleh said he appreciates the Kingdom’s stance of supporting Yemen during its ongoing crisis and Saudi Arabia’s efforts to overcome it and achieve what is in the national interest of the Yemeni people.

Saleh also thanked King Abdullah for the care he and a number of Yemen’s senior leaders received while they were being treated in Saudi hospitals.

King Abdullah thanked Saleh for his noble feelings and asked Allah Almighty to grant the Yemeni President and the brothers in Yemen all success in their efforts to overcome the crisis.

The audience was attended by Prince Miqren Bin Abdul Aziz, Chief of General Intelligence; Yemeni Prime Minister Dr. Ali Mohammed Mujawar; and Yahya Ali Al-Raee, President of Yemen’s Council of Representatives.

In the meantime, gunfire and shelling rocked Sana’a for the third straight day Tuesday as the toll from the worst outbreak of violence in Yemen’s capital in months spiraled to 63 dead with hundreds wounded.

Diplomats who have struggled for months to help the opposition and government reach a political deal have long feared the rising tensions in the capital of this impoverished Arabian Peninsula state could deteriorate into a full military confrontation in Sana’a.

Several countries including the United States condemned the violence but gave little indication of how they planned to exert pressure on Saleh.

“The United States regrets the deaths and injuries of many people during protest marches in Sana’a. In this tense situation, we call upon all parties to exercise restraint,” the U.S. Embassy in Sana’a said.

 

Source: Saudi Gazette; Reuters; Al Arabiya

 
 

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