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The Northerner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:49 AM
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U.S. now seeks removal of Yemeni president: report
(Reuters) - The United States has concluded Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh will not likely enact reforms demanded by opposition protesters and must be eased out of office, The New York Times reported on Sunday, citing U.S. and Yemeni officials.

The United States has talked openly of its concern about who might succeed Saleh, whom it views as an ally who has helped to contain al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, a Yemen-based wing of the militant group.

Saleh, in power for 32 years, has said he was prepared to leave eventually but that an abrupt exit would cause chaos.

About 82 people have been killed in anti-government rallies in the Arabian Peninsula state.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/04/us-yemen-usa-...
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:33 AM
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1. Yeah, add his name to the list of leaders our country would like to see leave.
Starting to get long.
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