Embassy denies consul's release.SANA'A, July 25 -- The Saudi Embassy in Yemen has denied reports about the alleged release of Abdullah Al-Khaledi, the Saudi vice-consul abducted in Yemen by Al-Qaeda in March.
In an interview with Yemen Times The Yemen Times is unified Yemen's first and most widely-read independent English-language newspaper. The paper is published twice-weekly (on Mondays and Thursdays) and has its own printing press, advertising associates and news service. , the Saudi embassy secretary said, "It isn't true that Al-Khaledi will be released soon. The Saudi embassy and its consulate in Aden didn't reach an agreement to release him. We have had no contact with the kidnappers." Various news websites reported in the past two days that the Saudi diplomat would soon be released. Reports suggested that tribal figures reached an agreement with Al-Qaeda to release Al-Khaledi on the condition that Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia (sä`dē ərā`bēə, sou`–, sô–), officially Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, kingdom (2005 est. pop. pays a ransom and would release several abducted persons in its prisons.
A source in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs foreign affairs
Affairs concerning international relations and national interests in foreign countries. confirmed that there is no news yet about any confirmation of the release of Al-Khaledi.
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