Yemen's repressive head agreed Wednesday to stand down after months of demonstrations next to his 33-year rule, pleasing the U.S. and its Gulf partners who feared that collapsing security in the bankrupt nation was allowing vigorous al-Qaida franchise to increase operations. President Ali Abdullah Saleh is the fourth leader to lose power in the gesture of Arab spiral uprisings this year, following longtime dictators in Egypt and Libya.
The agreement opens the approach to what will liable be a chaotic control effort. Among those perhaps vying for power are Saleh's son and nephew, who command the country's best-equipped military units, powerful ancestral leaders, and the leader of a rebel division.
The deal ushering Saleh from power grants him protection from action and doesn't unequivocally prohibit him from the country's political life, raising qualms that it will tackle Yemen's a lot of harms. King Abdullah also praised Saleh, telling Yemenis the plan would "open a new page in your history" and lead to better independence and opulence.
Still before the revolution began, Yemen was the poorest country in the Middle East, cracked and unhinged with a government that had feeble influence at best outside the capital. Sana objection controller Walid al-Ammari said the deal does not give out the welfare of Yemen."We will continue to protest in the streets and public squares until we achieve all the goals that we set to achieve”.
President Barack Obama welcomed the verdict, saying the U.S. would stand by the Yemeni people "as they embark on this historic transition”.