Yemen

Opposition rejects Gulf proposal


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The Joint Meeting Parties have rejected a proposed way forward for Yemen by the Gulf Cooperation Council to bring anti-government protests to a halt after several months.

Although President Ali Abdullah Saleh has welcomed the plan which would see him hand over to his vice president, the anti-government protesters are against it because it would appear to give Saleh immunity from prosecution.

A spokesperson for Saleh said that the president had ‘no reservations about transfer of power within a framework of the constitution’.

The rejection of the latest plan came as tens of thousands of Yemenis protested on the streets of all the main cities across the country.

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