WASHINGTON — A senior Obama administration official says Yemen's outgoing leader has been cleared to come to the U.S. medical treatment.
The official says the U.S. expects Ali Abdullah Saleh to be in the U.S. for a limited time. The official did not say when Saleh would arrive.
Earlier Sunday, a presidential spokesman in Yemen said Saleh had left the capital on a jet headed for the Persian Gulf sultanate of Oman and would be making another stop before going to the U.S.
Saleh requested a visa so he could travel to the U.S. last month.
The official was not authorized to discuss details about Saleh and spoke on condition of anonymity.