February 6, 2011
SANAA (Reuters) – The U.S. embassy in Yemen called on opposition groups on Saturday to refrain from “provocative action” and talk to the government following large street protests in the impoverished Arab country.
Tens of thousands of Yemenis took part in peaceful protests for and against the government on Thursday during an opposition-led “Day of Rage,” a day after President Ali Abdullah Saleh offered to step down in 2013.
“We strongly urge the opposition parties to avoid provocative actions and respond constructively to President Saleh’s initiative to resolve differences through dialogue and negotiation,” the U.S. embassy said on its website.
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