Yemeni opposition refuses Gulf proposal

11:03, April 12, 2011      

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Yemen's opposition rejected Monday a Gulf bloc's plan for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to transfer power, because it omitted forming a transitional military council and guaranteed immunity for Saleh.

"The opposition Joint Meeting Parties (JMP) has no initial objection to the proposal of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), but the protesters insisted on prosecuting Saleh for the massacres his regime committed against protesters in the provinces of Sanaa, Aden, Taiz, Ibb and Al-Hodayda," the opposition spokesman Mohamed Qahtan told Xinhua.

"The GCC plan also omitted the opposition's condition to form a transitional military council," he said, adding that "the higher council of the opposition now initially refused the GCC plan because it granted immunity to Saleh and his family and omitted forming a military council."

"Further more, the GCC plan did not specify when Saleh should leave office and whether his sons and relatives will keep their military and security positions or not," he said.

Source: Xinhua
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