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Yemen leader talking to Saudis about ex-president

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The Saudi Press Agency says Yemen's new president is in Saudi Arabia for talks about problems implementing a Gulf-brokered agreement. It was supposed to keep his predecessor from meddling in the country's transition.

The official news agency said Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi met Monday with Saudi King Abdullah and other officials, including the kingdom's intelligence chief.

Ousted leader Ali Abdullah Saleh, who remains head of Yemen's ruling political party, signed the U.S.-backed, Gulf-brokered agreement in November. It granted him immunity from prosecution in exchange for leaving office after months of protests against his rule.

On Sunday, the White House said in a statement that it is concerned about recent reports that some former Yemeni officials from Saleh's government "are being disruptive."

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