President Saleh said on Tuesday Israel and the United States of America are involved in the protests sweeping Arab countries, saying at a meeting with professors of Sana'a Medicine College what is happening now is run by Israeli and U.S. media.
There is an operations room in Tel Aviv to destabilize the Arab World and the demonstrators across the region are just executing an Israeli-U.S. project and imitating others, he said.
" There is definitely a media room administrating the current situation and it is located in Tel Aviv".
This is not a lie and we hear every day a statement by U.S. President Obama speaking to Arab countries including Egypt and Tunisia over their internal affairs, he said, wondering "what this matters for a U.S. President".
"The Yemeni protesters are managed by external people and they are receiving Zionist financial support for their campaigns".
In spite of these facts, the National Defense Council has recently decided not to use force against the protesters and sit-inners, said Saleh, as he argued that the opposition are seeking to drag Yemen to violence and civil war.
What is happening in the Yemeni streets is imitation of the situations in other countries and Yemen can't be Tunisia or Egypt, he said.
"I here reiterate the commitment to protecting the anti-government protesters and renew the call for the opposition to resume dialogue. There is no solution but the ballot boxes and dialogue," he said.
The remarks came amid growing anti-government protests across the republic demanding the departure of Saleh.
Today, the Joint Meeting Parties, the opposition coalition, officially joined the youth and popular protests in Yemeni cities on a day of rage demanding the ouster of the Saleh regime.
In Sana'a, tens of thousands joined the sit-inners including JMP officials, a day after the JMP rejected a new initiative by Saleh whose terms included some more concessions by Saleh, reforms and a call for resuming dialogue.
In other cities, hundreds of thousands of people continued demonstrations and sit-ins, with all demanding the removal of the government.