FBI chief hails Yemen's anti-terror efforts: agency

08:57, May 05, 2010      

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U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI) Director Robert Mueller on Tuesday commended efforts exerted by Yemen to combat terrorism, Yemen's state-run Saba news agency reported.

Mueller, who is currently visiting Yemen, held talks with Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, during which he voiced Washington's willingness to broaden the horizons of cooperation with Yemen, according to the report.

The United States supports Yemen's security, stability and unity, Mueller was quoted as saying.

The FBI chief also hailed Yemen's success in its pre-emptive operations against al-Qaida hideouts, referring to Yemen's intensified security operations and air raids against the Yemen- based terrorist group who claimed responsibility for a botched Christmas Day attempt to blow up a U.S. passenger plane bound for Detroit.

Saleh, for his part, reiterated his country's request for extradition of the Yemenis detained at the U.S. Guantanamo prison camp to "rehabilitate them or put them to trial," the report said.

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