U.S. denies pressing Saleh to leave Yemen

Saleh served as Yemen’s first president after unification in 1990 before being forced to step down in February 2012 under a regional peace plan.

Washington on Wednesday denied reports that it was pressuring Yemen’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has been threatened with U.N. sanctions for obstructing peace, to leave the country.

Saleh’s party, the General People’s Congress, said the ex-leader, who stepped down in early 2012 after a year of Arab Spring-inspired protests, received an ultimatum from the U.S. embassy in Sanaa to leave by Friday or face sanctions.

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Source News: alarabiya.net
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