Former Yemeni President Killed: The Price of Betrayal

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Former Yemeni President Killed: The Price of Betrayal

by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Ali Abdullah Saleh ruled Yemen despotically from May 1990 until ousted in February 2012 – earlier ruling North Yemen from 1978 to 1990.

He sided with Houthi fighters against Saudi Arabia until betraying them – shifting his allegiance to the kingdom, saying:

"I call upon the brothers in neighboring states and the alliance to stop their aggression, lift the siege, open the airports and allow food aid and the saving of the wounded and we will turn a new page by virtue of our neighborliness."

The Houthi controlled interior ministry accused him of "creating chaos by working with militias of aggression, helping extremist militants," the group's political bureau adding:

"It is not strange or surprising that Saleh turns back on a partnership he never believed in. The priority has been and still is to confro
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