Five ambassadors from Yemen posted in Europe on Monday wrote to embattled Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to ask him to resign, the Yemeni ambassador to France announced.
The ambassadors posted in Paris, Brussels, Geneva, Berlin and London as well as the Yemeni consul in Frankfurt "sent a message to Saleh urging him to respond to the demands of the people and resign to avert bloodshed," Khaled al-Akwaa said.
He added that the Yemeni ambassador to Cuba also signed on.
The envoys joined a slew of other Yemeni civilian and military officials who have backed the demonstrators.
One by one, officers of various ranks announced their support for the protestors at the sit-in near Sanaa University, where demonstrators calling for Saleh's fall have kept vigil since February 21 in spite of a wave of attacks.
Earlier on Monday, a top general announced his allegiance to the protest movement.
Dozens of Yemen officers pledge support for protests