Yemen president is ready to talk to al-Qaida


Yemen’s president Ali Abdullah Saleh said he is ready to talk to al-Qaida members who renounce violence, suggesting he could show them the same kind of leniency he has granted militants in the past despite U.S. pressure to crack down on the terror group.

In a related development US President Barack Obama says he has “no intention” of sending US troops to fight militants in Yemen and Somalia, despite growing concern over the presence of militant cells there.

“I have no intention of sending US boots on the ground in these regions.” He said adding” I think working with international partners is most effective at this point” , AP



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