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Inside the Middle East
April 24, 2011
Posted: 1202 GMT
Yemeni anti-government protesters hold a picture of President Ali Abdullah Saleh depicting him as a pirate during a demonstration calling for his ouster in Sanaa.
Yemeni anti-government protesters hold a picture of President Ali Abdullah Saleh depicting him as a pirate during a demonstration calling for his ouster in Sanaa.

Yemen's embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh has accepted a deal brokered by neighboring Persian Gulf nations to step down, Yemeni officials said Saturday.

Both Saleh and the Yemeni opposition have agreed to the deal in principle. But Saleh has yet to sign the agreement, which stipulates he leave office within 30 days and provides complete immunity for him and those who served in his regime, said a senior foreign ministry official, who requested anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media.

Mohammed Albasha, spokesman for the Yemeni Embassy in Washington, said the opposition has to accept the final deal before Saleh will sign.

The agreement also calls for a unity government to be formed within seven days. Read more...

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morris wise   April 24th, 2011 5:26 pm ET

Artificial borders between Yemen and Saudi Arabia have to be eliminated, they were created by oil companies to separate Yemenis from their birthright. Replacing Saleh is like changing the rulers of a dung heap, but replacing King Abdullah with Saleh is real change. The UN has the power to make 30 million poverty stricken Yemenis partners in the Saudi oil fields. Stop picking on Salah for poor performance, he will improve if elected to the job as president of Saudi-Yemeni Arabia.

Tom   April 24th, 2011 7:20 pm ET

That does it send in Lady GaGa! I know it is inhuman but the madness needs to be stopped. They will never be able to carry her poker face.

Semma   April 27th, 2011 1:22 am ET

personaly I do not think Saleh will step down . After all he has been having fun dictating the country for 33 years. he needs to step down for the new generation.

pushy   May 3rd, 2011 12:42 am ET

What did he done


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