WikiLeaks: Single-malt only, please
on 01/12/10 at 11:04 amBooze News
President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the authoritarian ruler of Yemen, which bans alcohol consumption for non-Muslims, told US Army General David Petraeus that he was concerned about the smuggling of drugs and weapons from nearby Djibouti. But he wasn’t concerned about one other form of contraband.
“Tell (Djiboutian President) Ismail Guelleh that I don’t care if he smuggles whiskey into Yemen,” Saleh told Petraeus. “Provided it’s good whiskey.“