Saturday, December 4, 2010

Yemen 'opened door' to US forces

Country's president told Washington it could fight al-Qaeda on its soil, according to WikiLeaks documents.


"Yemen's president secretly offered US forces access to his country to take on al-Qaeda, according to the latest diplomatic cables released by whistleblowing website WikiLeaks.

Ali Abdullah Saleh told John Brennan, the US president's deputy national security adviser, that the US had an "open door on terrorism" in Yemen, according to reports in The Guardian and The New York Times on Friday.

"I have given you an open door on terrorism. So I am not responsible," Saleh told Brennan back in September 2009, the papers reported......"

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