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White House urges Yemen opposition heed dialogue call

Reuters , Saturday 12 Mar 2011
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A top White House aide told Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh on Friday the United States welcomed his steps to resolve the political crisis in Yemen and urged opposition groups to heed calls for talks.

"All sectors of the Yemeni opposition should respond constructively to President Saleh's call to engage in a serious dialogue to end the current impasse," White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan told Saleh in a telephone call, the White House said in a statement.

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