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Forum Post: Yemen's Saleh says he is going to US

Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 25, 2011, 12:01 a.m. EST by bicycle (3)
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He is the usa'a dictator, its only right the usa's bring him home- And with him in the usa, he won't be able to testify, as to the usa'a involvement in Yemen.


"I will go to the United States. Not for treatment, because I'm fine, but to get away from attention, cameras, and allow the unity government to prepare properly for elections," he said on Saturday.

"I'll be there for several days, but I'll return because I won't leave my people and comrades who have been steadfast for 11 months," he said. "I'll withdraw from political work and go into the street as part of the opposition." Follow our Yemen live blog

Saleh also said the mass protest at his being granted immunity was a violation of a Gulf-brokered power transfer deal.

"This march is the biggest violation of the Gulf initiative," Saleh told reporters in Sanaa a few hours after the opposition accused his troops of attacking the protesters.

Forces reportedly killed at least nine protesters when they opened fire to stop the tens of thousands who set off from the southern city of Taiz on Tuesday for the 270km march to the capital.

The demonstrators, part of the "March for Life" rally, arrived in Sanaa in mid-afternoon on Saturday but were blocked in a southern suburb, witnesses said. Around 90 others were wounded, doctors told the Reuters news agency.

A medic, Mohammed el-Qoutbi, told the Associated Press people were injured by gunshots and tear gas after powerful Republican Guard forces cracked down on protesters demanding the outgoing president be put on trial.

Activist Waddad al-Dhalie said that a number of female protesters were also injured with bullets and tear gas.



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