US treads fine line as ally in Yemen could fall (AP) – 528th Edition

24 03 2011

Defense Secretary Robert Gates speaks to reporters in Cairo, Wednesday, March 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Pool)AP – The Obama administration sought Wednesday to avoid undermining an embattled ally in Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, offering no prediction as to whether he could ride out spirited street protests to remain in power and refusing to acknowledge any contingency plans in case he is ousted.

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