Yemeni president to deliver speech soon   2011-09-23 16:11:54 FeedbackPrintRSS

These two file photos show Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh attending a pro-regime rally in Sanaa on April 15, 2011 (LEFT) and a video still from Yemen's state television showing him delivering a speech from the Saudi capital Riyadh on July 7, 2011, his first TV appearance since he was wounded in an explosion at his palace in Sanaa last month. Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is back in Sanaa after more than three months in Saudi Arabia where he was treated for wounds received in a bomb attack on his compound, state television said Friday, September 23, 2011. (Xinhua/AFP)

SANAA, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh will deliver a speech on Friday, during which he will announce measures to end the political crisis in his country, a diplomat source told Xinhua.

Saleh, who has just returned to Sanaa after three-month recovering in the Saudi capital Riyadh, will hold a meeting with ruling party officials, and deliver a speech to declare critical decisions in the coming hours to end the severe political crisis that plagued the country, the source said.

Meanwhile, the pan-Arab satellite TV channel Al-Arabiya reported that Saleh may declare resignation in his speech.

Saleh returned Friday from Riyadh, where he had received treatment for more than three months after he was injured in a shelling attack on his palace in Sanaa on June 3.

An official in Saleh's office told Xinhua on condition of anonymity that the president arrived in Sanaa amid heavy security protection provided by the Yemeni Republican Guards and anti- terrorism forces.


Editor: Wang Guanqun
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