In Speech, Yemen President Confirms Support for Transfer of Power

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SANA, Yemen — In his first speech since returning to Yemen, President Ali Abdullah Saleh confirmed on Sunday that his deputy remained authorized to sign a transfer-of-power agreement that would lead to early presidential elections, but he did not make any new concessions. YEMEN TV, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A handout photograph of President Ali Abdullah Saleh giving his speech on Sunday. Related Violence Surges in Yemen Despite Call for Cease-Fire (September 25, 2011) After Four Months, Saleh Is Back in Yemen (September 24, 2011) Times Topic: Yemen — Protests (2011) Mr. Saleh surprised critics and supporters alike by returning to Yemen on Friday from Saudi Arabia, where…

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