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Saleh's health "generally good", Saudi foreign minister says

Arab World Materials 5 July 2011 22:22
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh's health is "generally good," Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal said Tuesday.
Saleh's health "generally good", Saudi foreign minister says

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh's health is "generally good," Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal said Tuesday, DPA reported.

Saleh is in a Saudi Arabian hospital, recovering from serious injuries sustained during an attack on his presidential palace in June.

Al-Faisal, who was speaking in a joint press conference in Riyadh with British Foreign Secretary William Hague, did not elaborate further.

Hague expressed his country's support for "reaching a political solution leading to a stable and secure future for the Yemeni people."

Millions of Yemenis have been demanding since February that Saleh step down after 32 years in power. More than 350 people have been killed in the government crackdown on protesters, rights groups said.

In Sana'a, Yemeni authorities briefly arrested the head of the al-Haq opposition Shiite party, Hassan Zaid, at the airport as he was heading for Saudi Arabia.

Zaid was released, but was summoned to head to the Attorney General's office for investigation regarding charges of inciting protesters to take over government institutions," Mareb Press website reported.

Armed tribesmen, who vowed support to anti-government protesters, have taken over several government institutions across Yemen during heavy clashes with Saleh's forces in May.

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