Britain to reopen embassy in Yemen today

"British Embassy #Yemen open as normal from Sunday 18 August. Apologies for the brief hiatus," British Ambassador Jane Marriott tweeted.

Britain to reopen embassy in Yemen today

World Bulletin / News Desk

The British Embassy in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa will reopen on Sunday after being closed for 12 days because of security concerns.

"British Embassy #Yemen open as normal from Sunday 18 August. Apologies for the brief hiatus," British Ambassador Jane Marriott tweeted.

The Foreign Office said on Aug. 6 it had withdrawn all staff from the embassy due to a high threat of kidnapping.

Washington also evacuated diplomatic personnel from Yemen on Aug. 6 because of a terrorism threat.France and Norway closed their embassies in Sanaa as well.

The move followed the unprecedented closure of U.S. diplomatic missions across the Middle East andNorth Africa in early August after a warning of a possible attack in the region.

It reopened them a few days later except for the embassy in Sanaa.

Last Mod: 18 Ağustos 2013, 10:58
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