President Ali Abdullah Saleh
Letter of Condolences to President Bush
September 11, 2001

Honorable George W. Bush
United States of America

Honorable President:

It is with regret and sorrow that I learned of the outrageous terrorist acts which took place in the friendly United States of America. While I am really shocked with this detestable catastrophe, I express my sympathy with you and the people of your nation.

In my name and on behalf of the Government and people of Yemen, I would like to convey our deepest condolences and bereavement to the families of the victims.

We would like to affirm that we, in the Republic of Yemen strongly denounce all acts of terrorism whatever their form and source. Such acts should not retract our efforts to curb and resist the perpetrators whoever they maybe. Such acts constitute a serious threat to the security, stability and peace in the world.


Ali Abdullah Saleh
Republic of Yemen