File - Former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh. (AP/Hani Mohammed)
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Yemen's ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh is open to negotiations with rival Saudi Arabia, two years into a deadly war between Saleh's Houthi rebel allies and the Saudi-backed government.Saleh, however, reiterated his rejection of the government of internationally recognized President Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi and said Saudi Arabia would have to find a "new leadership".Saleh, who survived an assassination attempt in 2011, has repeatedly said he was open to talks with Saudi Arabia.Saleh Tuesday said 11,000 rebels had been killed and more than 25,000 injured in the past two years.The president himself mainly resides in Saudi Arabia.
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