At meeting with GCC: Opposition insists on Saleh departure
At a meeting with foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh on Sunday night, the Yemeni opposition insisted on the need of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to quit. It was decided to hold another round of talks between the GCC countries and the Yemeni government, according to a statement released after the meeting.
The statement said that the delegation of representatives of the Yemeni opposition "expressed its commitment to the initiative of the GCC countries from 3rd of April this year."
The statement noted that "it was agreed to continue dialogue and consultation in the future and there will also be another round of dialogue and consultation between the GCC and the Yemeni government," without specifying a date.
The leader of the Yemeni opposition Sultan Alatawani (Nasseri) told reporters after the meeting, "We are with the initiative issued by the Gulf countries on the third of April but we reject the paragraph that was issued in the final statement of the Foreign Ministers of the GCC in April 10 which refers to the transfer of powers of the President. We demand the resignation "of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.