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Civil Service Ministry declares Saturday holiday for Sept. 21 Revolution anniversary
[18 September 2018]
UN envoy leaves Sanaa
[18 September 2018]
Two mercenaries arrested in Mahweet
[18 September 2018]
Riyma deputy governor inspects flow works in Kosma schools at 2018 new School year
[17 September 2018]
Interior ministry arrests UAE-backed Spies network
[17 September 2018]
 
  Saudi Aggression War against Yemen
Ballistic missile hits Asir
[18 September 2018]
NSG spokesman denounces Saudi aggression battleships' attack on Yemeni fishers in Hodeidah
[18 September 2018]
Two citizens killed in Saudi aggression airstrikes on Hodiedah
[18 September 2018]
18 fishers killed in Saudi aggression warships shelling on Hodiedah
[18 September 2018]
Army attacks Saudi-paid mercenaries in Bayda
[18 September 2018]
 
  Reports
Reports: 21 civilizes killed in Saudi airstrikes on provinces over last 24 hours
[17 September 2018]
Report: Dozens of Saudi-paid mercenaries, invaders killed in military attacks
[16 September 2018]
Army inflicts on Saudi army, US-backed mercenaries heavy losses over 24 past hours : Report
[15 September 2018]
16 civilians killed in US-Saudi aggression crimes over 24 past hours
[15 September 2018]
Al-Shaab team wins over Al-Arouba, returns to the top of capital Sanaa Junior championship
[14 September 2018]
 
  International
FM asks Russia to stop illegal actions on Yemen's embassy in Moscow
[18 September 2018]
FM congratulates Chilean counterpart on National Day
[18 September 2018]
President discusses with UN envoy humanitarian situation in Yemen affected by Saudi-led attack
[18 September 2018]
Social Affairs Ministry, UNICEF discuss enhancing cooperation to protect children
[17 September 2018]
Florence cyclone causes torrents in east-south of U.S.
[17 September 2018]
  Reports
President Saleh says he never refused to sign Gulf initiative
[15/November/2011]
SANA’A, Nov. 15 (Saba)- In an interview with FRANCE 24, President Ali Abdullah Saleh said he intended to step down within 90 days of reaching a deal on a power transfer plan that aims to end the political crisis in the country.

"When the Gulf initiative is agreed upon and signed and when a time frame is set for its implementation, and elections take place, the president will leave,” President Saleh said in the interview.

The President said also he had given power to Vice-President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi to negotiate a deal with the opposition on the formation of a transitional government and organising future presidential elections.

Saleh confirmed he has "never refused to sign the Gulf initiative" but wanted to "read it and work on a mechanism" to implement it.

“I already wanted to leave power in 2006,” Saleh said, citing “exceptional circumstances” that forced him to remain as the head of state. “I have been in power for more than 33 years in Yemen. I’ve overcome lots of problems, there’s been fascinating moments. But as far as I’m concerned anyone that hangs onto power is a madman.”

The President also defended his record and continued to insist that he has clung to power in order to fight off the threat of regional and international Islamic terrorism.

“We have overwhelming evidence that the opposition is working with al Qaeda,” Saleh said.

He also discredited the Arab revolts in neighbouring countries, claiming the movements were backed by "small states" in the region that lacked influence and were vying to assert themselves.

“These countries are sending troublemakers and mercenaries of all kinds. In reality these countries are not supporting Arab revolutionaries. They are seeking to undermine the Arab regimes and their interference is undermining national unity that is fuelling chaos in the region,” Saleh said.

Asked about the overthrow and death of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, President Saleh said “I didn’t like the way he died, but that was his fate”.

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UPDATED ON : Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:01:22 +0300