02 May '11, 12am

GCC ministers reject Yemen 'conspiracy' claim: RIYADH - GULF Cooperation Council ministers on Sunday rejected ac...

RIYADH - GULF Cooperation Council ministers on Sunday rejected accusations by Yemen's embattled president that Qatar was involved in a 'conspiracy' against his country amid threats to pull out of a GCC deal to end the violence in Yemen. A communique issued at the end of a meeting of GCC foreign ministers said they 'deeply regret the Yemeni statements which include insults against the state of Qatar'. They 'totally reject and condemn these statements' and underline that their initiative, under which Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh would resign, was the work of the 'joint will of GCC states'. Mr Saleh said in an interview with the Russia Today television channel earlier that, 'Contacts are under way for the signing of the agreement on Monday in Riyadh, but we have reservations about some mediators involved in a conspiracy'. He singled out Qatar among the six-nation GCC an...

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