NEW YORK - Qatar Prime Minister Sheikh
Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani said on Wednesday that Gulf states
hope to strike a deal with Yemen's president to step down.
"We hope that we will strike a deal," he told reporters on
the sidelines of a Business and Investment in Qatar Forum in
New York when asked if the Gulf Cooperation Council had reached
such a pact for Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step
"We (the council) have been meeting for the last few days
in Riyadh and we're sending a proposal for him and the
opposition and we hope a meeting will be held between his team
and the opposition to try to find a way out of this problem,"