Yemeni President on way to Saudi for treatment: source

Reuters News
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Posted: Jun 04, 2011 3:09 PM

RIYADH (Reuters) - Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh is on his way to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment for wounds suffered in an attack on his presidential palace on Friday, a Saudi official said.

"He's on his way. He'll be arriving tonight. He's coming for medical treatment. We are the closest country and we have the capabilities," the official, who asked not to be named, said.

When asked whether Saleh was stepping down from power, he said: "He's coming for medical treatment."