20 Oct '11, 12am

#US rejects #Yemen's #Saleh's call for international guarantees (AFP) via @STcom

#US rejects #Yemen's #Saleh's call for international guarantees (AFP) via @STcom

The United States called on Wednesday on Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh to sign without delay a deal for him to quit, rejecting his call for international guarantees on a timetable. -- PHOTO: AFP WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States called on Wednesday on Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh to sign without delay a deal for him to quit, rejecting his call for international guarantees on a timetable. The embattled leader said earlier on Wednesday that he was willing to sign a deal brokered by the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to quit after 33 years in office but wanted US and European guarantees on the timetable. 'We don't believe any further guarantees are necessary,' US State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters. 'We would just urge that President Saleh fulfill his pledge to sign the GCC agreement without further delay (and) arrange for preside...

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