W.House urges Yemeni leader to transfer power
Updated: 2011-09-23 22:57
WASHINGTON - The White House on Friday urged Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to arrange for presidential elections and a handover of power before the end of the year.
Citing current instability, White House spokesman Jay Carney said, "We urge President Saleh to initiate a full transfer of power and arrange for presidential elections to be held before the end of the year."
"The Yemeni people have suffered enough and deserve a path towards a better future," he said.