Yemeni President Agrees to Step Down Under Certain Conditions

Posted: March 26, 2011 in World News

Fox News
March 26, 2011

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has agreed to step down as long as power is transferred to “clean hands,” Fox News has learned.

Saleh did not give a timetable when this would happen as he spoke before a crowd of tens of thousands of supporters outside his presidential palace in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa Friday.

The troubled Yemeni leader has had meetings with Gen. Ali Mohsen — a top general in Yemen who defected to the anti-government protesters — about possible transfer of power.

“In the past 48 hours, there were meetings between the president and Ali Mohsen,” Saleh’s media secretary Ahmed al-Sufi told Reuters. “Ali Mohsen clarified why he did what he did, and requested assurances that nothing would happen against him.”

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