Global Politics

Yemen's Leader In Surprise Return

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President Ali Abdullah Saleh (Photo: www.kremlin.ru./Wiki Commons)

Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh has returned to the country from Saudi Arabia three months after surviving an assassination attempt. Hours after his arrival, a presidential official said Saleh was calling for a "truce and a cease-fire".

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He went to Saudi Arabia in June for treatment following a rocket attack on the grounds of the presidential palace. President Saleh, who has been in power for more than 30 years, has faced months of protests urging him to quit.

Lisa Mullins talks to Mohammed Qubati, Spokesperson for the Yemeni National Council, about the surprise return of President Saleh.