(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Yemeni opposition Monday rejected any notion about dialogue with the ruling party before President Ali Abdullah Saleh signed the GCC-brokered initiative.
Mohammad Qahtan, spokesman of the Joint Meeting Parties (JMP), said talking about a political dialogue before Saleh signed the initiative "is a waste of time and misleading the public opinion." He emphasized that the revolution would continue "and will not listen to any well-known misleading." Qahtan called on revolutionaries to escalate their peaceful protests until removal of "remnants" of the ruling regime.
President Saleh authorized earlier today Vice-President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi to carry out dialogue with all parties that signed the GCC initiative, and to sign the initiative on his behalf.
Saleh, who has been treated in Saudi Arabia from serious wounds he sustained from an attack on the Presidential Palace on June 3, assigned Hadi to start following up the implementation of the GCC initiative, a matter that would lead to holding early presidential elections in a way that secure peaceful and democratic power transfer.