This is Saleh’s first appearance after he was wounded in a bomb blast at his palace last month.
Yamen(ANN)Yemeni television is airing a recorded speech by President Ali Abdullah Saleh. In his speech, Saleh said he supports dialogue and welcomes power sharing “within the constitution”.
He said he had undergone more than eight operations. Saleh’s arms and hands were heavily bandaged.
Saleh has not appeared in public after he was wounded in a bomb blast at his palace last month.
He has been in neighbouring Saudi Arabia since then undergoing treatment.
Saleh has been hanging on to power despite international pressure and six months of protests against his 33-year old rule.
The speech was recorded in Riyadh.
Late last month, Deputy Information Minister Abdo al-Janadi told AFP news agency that a team from Yemeni television had headed to Riyadh to interview Saleh and that it would be aired after June 30.
“In this interview, Saleh will address the Yemeni people to reassure them about his health,” Janadi said.
Uncertainty has prevailed over Saleh’s health, given that he has not been seen