Sanaa: The Yemeni opposition has
welcomed an offer by Arab Gulf states to mediate between the
president and opposition protesters who have demanded Ail
Abdullah Saleh step down after 32 years in power.
Opposition spokesman Mohammed al-Sabri says their camp
could accept the proposal, which includes that Saleh hand over
power to his deputy in return for immunity from prosecution
for him and his family. He says that under the Gulf states`
offer, Saleh would have a choice whether to stay or leave
Yemen after he steps down.
The six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council which includes
Yemen`s neighbours Oman and Saudi Arabia has invited Saleh and
the opposition to a mediation session in Saudi Arabia.
Saleh`s government described the proposal as