WASHINGTON - The United States on
Saturday expressed deep concern about events in Yemen and
reiterated its call for President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who
returned to the nation on Friday, to make "a full transfer of
power without delay."
Mortar shells and sniper fire struck an opposition protest
camp in the capital Sanaa on Saturday as General Ali Mohsen,
Saleh's main military rival in the Arabian Peninsula nation,
said the president's return after a three-month absence could
spark civil war.
State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a
statement that the United States was "expressing deep concern
about the current situation in Yemen."