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Yemen's outgoing president heads to US for medical treatment: official

(Xinhua)

12:31, January 23, 2012

SANAA, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- Yemen's outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh is on his way to leave for the United States to seek medical treatment hours after addressing the nation on Sunday, an official at Saleh's office said.

"President Saleh and his delegation are preparing to leave for the U.S. for medical treatment as the security measures were stepped up in the capital's airport," the official told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Meanwhile, another official said that Saleh already left Sanaa.

Earlier the day, the 33-year ruler delivered a live speech on the state television, saying he will travel to the United States for medical treatment and return to attend the next president's swearing ceremony of his deputy Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

"I ask for forgiveness from the people for my mistakes ... I will travel to seek medical treatment in the United States ... I will go back to Sanaa to attend Hadi's swearing," he said.

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