Yemen President Heeds Lessons of Tunisia and Egypt
It seems to be a trend, Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh says he won't extend his presidency beyond his current term.
[Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen's President]:
"There is no extension, no inheritance, no resetting the clock, as some have repeatedly claimed, saying that the president wants to bequeath power to his son, that he wants to set back the clock, that he wants to throw out the clock all together. This is not part of the program."
Eyeing protests that brought down Tunisia's leader and threaten to topple Egypt's president, Saleh says he will leave office when his term ends in 2013.
Saleh's remarks come ahead of a a huge rally by the opposition party, dubbed a "Day of Rage".
A rally by the same group last week brought out 16,000 people.