The United States has welcomed the possibility of Yemen and Jordan sending troops to stabilize Iraq.
The State Department says it is a positive sign that Iraq's neighbors are offering assistance.
Jordan became the first Arab nation to make the offer when King Abdullah said Thursday that he would be willing to send troops if Iraq's interim government requested them.
Today (Friday), Yemen said it would consider sending troops if they served under a United Nations mandate and under the control of the world body.
Meanwhile, insurgents pressed on with attacks across Iraq Friday while militants released a Pakistani and two Turkish hostages.
Rockets hit two central Baghdad hotels, causing only minor damage, but wounding three people. Elsewhere, a U.S. Marine was killed in security operations in western Iraq.