First Published: 2003-06-02

 
FBI chief in Yemen terror talks
 

Mueller holds talks with Yemeni President on cooperation in fight against terrorism, improvement of ties.

 

Middle East Online

Mueller is on a short visit to Yemen

ADEN, Yemen - US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director Robert Mueller held talks here Monday with Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh on cooperation in the fight against terror, Yemeni officials said.

Mueller, who arrived in Yemen on a short visit from Saudi Arabia, pledged Washington's "continuing support to Yemen in the fight against terrorism and improving relations in different fields," the officials said.

The southern port city of Aden was the scene of the October 2000 suicide bombing claimed by Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda terror network of the US destroyer Cole that left 17 American sailors dead.

Yemen is the ancestral homeland of bin Laden, and the United States has deployed troops to the impoverished Arabian Peninsula republic to train the security forces in counterterrorism.

The US Central Intelligence Agency also intervened directly in Yemen last November, killing suspected al-Qaeda leader Ali Qaed Sunian al-Harithi and five companions in a missile attack from a drone launched with the government's blessing.

Washington has established the headquarters of an 800-strong counterterrorism force at a former French base in Djibouti just across the strategic Bab al-Mandab seaway.

 

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