Yemen's Saleh stable, recovering: ambassador

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Posted: Jun 14, 2011 1:48 AM
Yemen's Saleh stable, recovering: ambassador

DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is in a stable condition and recovering from injuries suffered in an attack on his palace, the country's ambassador in London said on Saturday.

"He's in stable condition and recovering," Abdulla Ali al-Radhi, Yemen's ambassador to Britain, told Reuters. "He's in his wing in the hospital, no longer in intensive care. He's conscious and talking."

Medical sources in Saudi Arabia, where Saleh underwent surgery after suffering burns and shrapnel injuries in the attack eight days ago, and Yemeni officials said on Saturday two other officials wounded along with Saleh had been taken for more surgery.

The condition of Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Megawar and another cabinet member, they said, was "serious."

(Reporting by Samia Nakhoul; Writing by Joseph Logan)