November 23rd, 2011
02:13 AM ET

Report: Yemeni president in Saudi Arabia to sign deal

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday to attend the signing of a Gulf Cooperation Council proposal aimed at ending the country's months-long political crisis, Yemen;s state-run news agency SABA reported.

Last week, Saleh told France 24 television that he would leave office "within 90 days" of an agreement with the council.

The proposed Gulf council-brokered accord, which is backed by the United States and the European Union, would allow Saleh to resign from power in exchange for immunity from prosecution.

Yemen has been the scene of violent protests for months as his opponents demand he leave power after 33 years in office.

He was wounded in an attack on his compound earlier this year and spent weeks in Saudi Arabia being treated for burns.

Saleh has appeared several times to be on the verge of agreeing to hand over power, only to change course.

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  1. Mustache

    They should just hand him over to the vigilantes anyway. He deserves death like few others in this world.

    November 23, 2011 at 4:00 am | Report abuse |
  2. Andreas Moser

    Death to the dictator!

    November 23, 2011 at 5:02 am | Report abuse |