Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Yemeni president has traveled to Saudi Arabia and is in your country

.- Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, has now traveled to Saudi Arabia and five other senior officials for treatment of his injuries following the attack yesterday, said a source from the Presidency to the news agency Saba. He has not left the Yemen, despite news of some international media pointed that could have traveled to the Saudi kingdom, the source said.

Yemeni Prime Minister Ali Mohamed al Muyawar, and the presidents of the Upper House and Lower House of Parliament, the Rai and Abdelaziz Yehia Abdelgani, respectively, were taken early this morning by plane to Saudi Arabia. Along with them also the deputy prime minister traveled to Defense Affairs and Security, Rashad al Alemi, and Deputy Secretary of the ruling General Popular Congress Party, Sadeq Amin Abu Ras.

The five were injured in yesterday's attack against the presidential compound in Sanaa, causing minor injuries to the head Saleh, according to government sources. In that attack on a mosque inside the presidential compound, where he was praying Saleh and other officials of the regime, killing seven officers of the security services.

Also wounded other senior officials, besides those who were transferred last night to Saudi Arabia. Saleh himself acknowledged in an audiotape broadcast by state television tribal opposition leader Sadeq al-Ahmar and his brothers of being behind the assassination attempt against him. In a statement, Al Ahmar denied yesterday any involvement in the attack.

Since last May 23 when the president rejected a third time signing a plan of Persian Gulf countries for a peaceful transfer of power, government forces clash in the capital, militants of al-Ahmar, head of the Hashed tribe and strongman of the opposition.

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