US condemns attack on President Saleh and senior officials

SANA’A, June 22 (Saba) - The United States has condemned the attack on President Ali Abdullah Saleh and senior state officials in the mosque of the presidential palace. "The United States condemns this senseless act of violence. Our Embassy in Sana’a is working with your government to provide requested assistance, and we are stand ready to do more", U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a letter to Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi. "My thoughts are with you and the people of Yemen during this difficult time. Violence cannot resolve the issues that confront Yemen", she added, expressing condolences for the serious injuries and loss of life that resulted from the attack. She went on to say "We look forward to working with you, the Gulf Cooperation Council and other international partners and friends of Yemen to resolve the political crisis in a way that meets the aspirations of the Yemeni people". YA Saba