UN condemns attack against Yemeni president
The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned an assassination attack that wounded Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in his palace earlier the month, Yemeni official Saba news agency reported Tuesday, citing Ban's advisor as saying.
The Advisor Jamal bin Omar conveyed Ban's condemnation during a meeting on Tuesday in Sanaa with the Yemeni Vice President Abd- Rabbu Mansour Hadi, Xinhua quoted Saba as saying.
In the meeting, the pair discussed the ongoing development in the Yemeni political arena. Omar called on all parties in Yemen to adopt dialogue to secure the situation and stability in the country, which concerned the UN and the whole world because of Yemen's strategically important location.
The UN official also offered help for the internally displaced people, who fled from the Yemeni southern province of Abyan to the port city of Aden due to the month-long battles between Islamist militants and government forces that claimed the lives of hundreds of people.