July 11, 2011
SANAA (AFP) – A top aide to US President Barack Obama met Yemen’s convalescing leader in Riyadh on Sunday and urged him to sign a power transfer deal, reviving a Gulf peace plan for the impoverished state.
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The parliamentary opposition in Sanaa, meanwhile, called for an escalation in the protests against President Ali Abdullah Saleh that have rocked Yemen since late January.
“The United States believes that a transition in Yemen should begin immediately so that the Yemeni people can realise their aspirations,” the White House said.
The call came after Saleh received top US counter-terrorism official John Brennan in a hospital of the Saudi capital where he is recovering from a bomb attack at his presidential palace compound in Sanaa last month.