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President Saleh: Yemen protests are 'coup'

Yemeni opposition parties have welcomed a plan under which President Ali Abdullah Saleh would stand down after 30 days, but protesters are still pressing for his immediate departure.

President Saleh agreed to leave power under a transition plan aimed at ending violent unrest over his 32-year rule.

Under the plan, Mr Saleh and his family would gain immunity from prosecution.

But in an interview with the BBC's Lina Sinjab, Mr Saleh described the protests against him as a "coup".

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