President Calls on Washington to Stop Violence in Palestine [Archives:2001/34/Local News]

August 20 2001

During discussions with General Tommy Franks, Commander of the US forces in the Gulf, President Saleh called on Washington to bring an end to the Israeli violence against the Palestinians. He said that the Palestinians’ uprising (Intifada) is legitimate and that it was their means to obtain an end to the Israeli occupation. Discussions were also said to focus on the US Yemeni military cooperation.
Frank arrived in Yemen last Wednesday on a short visit that lasted for a few hours.