Almotamar.net-saba - - President Ali Abdullah Saleh held in Riyadh on Monday a talk session with Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
President Saleh acquainted the Saudi King with the last political developments in the Yemeni arena in the light of the president's last decree to give the Vice President a mandate to conduct a dialogue with the political parties according to the Gulf initiative, to reach an agreement on a mechanism for its implementation and sign it subsequently on the president's behalf, leading to hold an early presidential election and ensure a democratic transition of power.
President Saleh renewed his thanks to King Abdullah for his brotherly sincere attitudes, continuous follow-up to the president's health condition and the great care he and the senior state officials have received while being hospitalized in the Saudi hospitals.
King Abdullah welcomed the president's mandate decree to the Vice President, reiterating the Saudi firm stance with Yemen's security, stability and unity.
Nine Saudi-paid mercenaries were killed and others injured as well their military vehicle was destroyed by the army and popular committees' forces in al-Abdih area of Marib province, a military official said Monday.
The operation was carried out late on Sunday, the official added .
President Saleh al-Sammad called the United Nations security council to stop Saudi-led barbaric aggression and blockade on Yemen, in a letter sent to the UN late on Saturday.
In the letter, the president detailed brutal and inhumane crimes committed by the Saudi-led barbaric coalition during 18 months of aggression against the