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And, yes, I DO take it personally: Yemeni president resigns in Saudi Arabia and heads straight to the U.S.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Yemeni president resigns in Saudi Arabia and heads straight to the U.S.

hey...! y'all come on over, y'hear...!
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh signed a Gulf initiative on Wednesday to hand over power to his deputy as part of a proposal to end months of protests that have pushed the Arab country to the brink of civil war.

Saudi state television broadcast live images of Saleh signing the accord in the presence of Saudi King Abdullah and Crown Prince Nayef. Yemeni opposition officials signed the accord after Saleh.

The deal was signed in the Saudi capital Riyadh and King Abdullah hailed it as marking a "new page" in Yemen's history.

Meanwhile, Saleh has told UN chief Ban Ki-moon he will go to New York for medical treatment immediately after signing the deal, Ban said.

so, is handing over power to his deputy any better than handing egypt over to the military after mubarak's ouster...? somehow, i seriously doubt it... it'll be interesting to see how the protesters respond...

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