Yemen Crisis: Obama’s Envoy Mobilizes GCC

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John Brennan, homeland security assistant for President Obama, sought help from the leaders of the UAE and Saudi Arabia to resolve the crisis in Yemen and pressurize embattled Yemeni President Saleh to resign as quickly as possible. “Brennan arrived Thursday for talks with Saudi officials and left for the UAE after a brief stopover in the port city of Jeddah,” stated a US Embassy spokesperson in Riyadh Thursday night. Brennan’s trip is a sign of mounting concerns among America and its allies over Yemen’s deteriorating situation, a GCC spokesperson said. Media reports today indicate President Saleh was injured in an attack.