Ali Abdullah Saleh ruled Yemen from 1990-2012
Ali Abdullah Saleh ruled Yemen from 1990-2012 © Mohammed Huwais - AFP/File
Ali Abdullah Saleh ruled Yemen from 1990-2012
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Last updated: April 22, 2015

Yemen ex-president Saleh 'hopes for return to dialogue'

Yemen's pro-rebel ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh voiced hope Wednesday that a halt to a Saudi-led air campaign in support of his exiled successor would open the way for renewed dialogue.

Yemen's pro-rebel ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh voiced hope Wednesday that a halt to a Saudi-led air campaign in support of his exiled successor would open the way for renewed dialogue.

"While the decision to start the attacks and the aggression was rejected, the decision to stop the attacks and end the aggression is welcome," Saleh said in a Facebook post carried by his party's website al-motamar.net.

"We hope that this will represent a complete end to the resort to force, violence and bloodshed," and will allow a return to dialogue.

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