Hadi Refuses to receive Former Yemen President
[Yemen Post] President Abdu Rabo Mansour Hadi has refused to receive the former president President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
, the Emirati Al-Ithad Newspaper quoted sources close to Saleh.

Al-Ithad said that Saleh has dispatched a high-ranking delegation that included Abdul-Karim Al-Iryani, Yahya Al-Raee, Ahmed Bin Daghar and Yahya Al-Shoabi to negotiate with Hadi.

According to the sources, the delegation asked Hadi to arrange an appointment of a meeting with Saleh to discuss the decrees held by Haid early of April and how to reconstruct the GPC, pointing out that Hadi refused that.

Office of Saleh had described last week the latest decrees of Hadi that dismissed some relatives of Saleh as "hasty and unfair".

The sources said Saleh met on Monday some youths of the GPC who visited him to his residency and that he affirmed that nobody can dissolve his party .

...back at the precinct house, Sergeant Maloney wasn't buying it. It was just too pat. It smelled phony...
a front man of the Air Forces officers who have been protesting against their boss, Saleh's half-brother, Mohammad Saleh Al-Ahmar, said that Al-Ahmar prevented the Military Committee formed under the GCC-mediated power transfer deal of entering the Air Forces Command.

He revealed that the committee headed on Tuesday morning to the Air Forces command with the aim of handing over the Air Forces to the newly-appointed commander Rashid Al-Janad, affirming that Al-Ahmar did not allow the committee to enter.

He said that the Defense Ministry agreed with Al-Ahmar on Monday to hand over the command to Al-Janad, but he changed his mind after a meeting with Saleh on Monday.

President Abdu Rabo Mansour Hadi gave Al-Ahmar on Sunday an ultimatum of 48 hours to hand over the command of Air Forces to the newly-appointed commander Rashid Al-Janad.

The sources said Hadi threatened Al-Ahmar on Sunday with stripping him from military rank and bring him to a military court in case he continued his rebellion against his decree.

Posted by: Fred 2012-04-18