Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh is calling for an end to months of street protests seeking his ouster and dialogue during the holy month of Ramadan.
In a statement published Sunday in the state news agency, Saleh said taking up arms and disrupting people’s daily lives won’t bring about change.
He released the statement from the Saudi hospital where he is being treated for wounds he suffered in an attack on the presidential compound in June.
Yemen is reeling from nearly six months of protests, as activists call for Saleh to step down after 33 years in power. Security has unraveled since the uprising.