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Tension rises as Yemen expects UN decision on Saleh

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Tension rises as Yemen expects UN decision on Saleh


The violence in Yemen continues as the country waits for Tuesday’s UN Security Council decision on whether to formally urge the President to step down.

At least five people have been killed in clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces in the capital Sanaa. This comes after soldiers shot at demonstrators on Saturday, killing another 12.

Britain has been drafting a resolution on Yemen with France and the United States, which will be given to all 15 members of the Security Council on Tuesday. The resolution is expected to urge President Ali Abdullah Saleh to hand over the reins under a Gulf Cooperation Council peace plan.

The President has been in power for 33 years, and has so far refused to give up his post, despite promising to do so several times.

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