Gulf foreign ministers to again meet over Yemen crisis

May 19, 2011 15:16

SANAA - Gulf Arab foreign ministers will meet in an extraordinary session in the coming days to discuss Yemen after a Gulf-brokered near deal on a transition of power for their poorer neighbor fell through for a second time, a Yemeni opposition official said.

"The Cooperation Council informed us of a meeting of Gulf foreign ministers that will be devoted to discussing the special Yemen initiative," Mohammed Basindwa, an opposition figure tipped as a possible interim prime minister, said on Thursday.

He said the meeting could take place as early as Saturday in Riyadh, although Gulf officials could not immediately confirm the date.

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