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Ousted president calls for ‘unconditional’ talks on Yemen

Image of ousted Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh [MolhiaAbo/Twitter]
Image of ousted Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh [MolhiaAbo/Twitter]

Ousted Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh called on Saturday for “direct” and “unconditional” dialogue aiming to regain peace and stability to the country.

In a televised speech broadcast on his own Yemen Today TV channel, Saleh also called for continuing the fight against the Saudi-led coalition.

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Commemorating the second anniversary of the start of the Arab coalition’s strikes on Yemen, Saleh said that his forces and the armed Houthi forces would continue their fight against the coalition, the Yemeni government forces and resistance groups loyal to President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

“This is an unavoidable choice,” he said.

Peace, stability, stopping the aggression and ending the siege is the national choice, but through direct, unconditional and responsible dialogue.

To have a “successful” dialogue it must be free from “external guardianship, interference and dictations.”

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  • maas Ahmed

    ousted but still plays a major role in Yemen. Saleh is an unusual person. One reason Yemen has been able to fight back fiercely is basically him. He looted the country but he proved to be a true Yemeni; ergo, most Yemenis have forgiven him (I have) for years of destruction and confiscation of public money.