The upheaval has allowed Yemen’s Al-Qaeda to seize territory in the country’s loosely governed provinces, and the U.S. and Saudi Arabia have worked hard to push the deal forward in hopes of fending off further chaos and ensuring the Yemeni government’s cooperation on counter-terror operations.
Saleh, long considered an essential but unreliable U.S. anti-terrorism ally, is currently in the U.S. receiving treatment for injuries suffered during a blast in his palace compound last year. The U.S. says his visit is solely medical, though officials have said they hope his absence from Yemen will facilitate the transition.
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