A top American official called Thursday for an "immediate" transfer of power in Yemen. US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern affairs Jeffrey Feltman said: "We continue to believe that an immediate, peaceful, and orderly transition is in the best interest of the Yemeni people."
"We urge all sides to engage in dialogue that peacefully moves Yemen forward," he was quoted as saying by AFP after meeting Yemeni Vice President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi.
Feltman's statements come amid uncertainty whether wounded President Ali Abdullah Saleh who was flown to Riyadh for treatment, is going to return to his homeland.
Saleh relatives continue to run main security systems. "The United States supports the initiative proposed by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) as a credible path to confront the challenging political situation in Yemen," said Feltman.