SALEH IS STAYING
After Saleh said he would go media focus then switched to Syria, trying to drag in Iran too, and has stayed on Syria since.
What will now occur in Yemen to 'persuade' Saleh that he must obey the USA?
Saleh Slams Call to Leave Office, Vows to Stay ‘By All Means’
Opposition Calls GCC Plan 'Dead
by Jason Ditz, May 13, 2011
Faced with another day of massive protests, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh angrily condemned calls for him to leave office in a timely fashion. He insisted instead that he will defend his presidency “with all our forces and by all means.”
Saleh gave a speech vowing to continue his rule to supporters. The supporters seem enthusiastic, but reportedly number only a few thousand, much smaller than the massive anti-Saleh rallies elsewhere in the capital city.
The comments were seen as a rebuke of US calls for the Yemeni ruler to accept to GCC transition plan. Saleh had once endorsed the plan, but later refused to sign the agreement.
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