United States to boost aid Yemen

January 21, 2010 1:41:48 PM PST
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says that the Obama administration will provide more counterterrorism and development aid to Yemen but that the country must show results for assistance to continue to flow.

Clinton said Thursday after meeting Yemen's foreign minister that the U.S. was pleased with steps the Yemeni government was taking to combat violent extremists, including al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. That group has claimed responsibility for the attempted Christmas Day bombing of an American airliner.