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Yemen's Saleh says he'll work with next government
Yemen president says he'll cooperate fully with proposed unity government
By The Associated Press

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) ' Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh says he will cooperate fully with his country's new proposed unity government after he signed an agreement to transfer power to his vice president.

Saleh spoke Wednesday after signing a proposal by his country's powerful Gulf Arab neighbors aimed at ending his country's 9-month old uprising.

Saleh spoke of the cost of the uprising to Yemen, but did not mention the demands of protesters who called for his ouster. Instead, he referred to the protests as a "coup" and called a bombing of his palace mosque that seriously wounded him "a scandal."



The plan calls for a power transfer to Saleh's vice president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, within 30 days and early presidential elections within 90 days.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

SANAA, Yemen (AP) ' Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has signed an agreement to transfer power to his vice president.

Saleh was shown on Arabic satellite television stations Wednesday signing a proposal by his country's powerful Gulf Arab neighbors to end his country's 9-month old uprising.

Saudi state TV showed a smiling Saleh sitting next to Saudi King Abdullah in the Saudi capital Riyadh as he signed four copies of the proposal. He then clapped briefly.

The plan calls for a power transfer to Saleh's vice president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, within 30 days and early presidential elections within 90 days of the signing. It also calls for a two-year transition period.

The deal gives Saleh immunity from prosecution.


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