US/UK Embassies close in Yemen

January 3, 2010

Jan 2 Gen David Petraeus met with Yemeni President Ali Abdallah Saleh to pledge US support against al-Qaeda as in funds.

Today John Brennan (Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism) closed the embassy because of its potential for being a target.

Embassy Closed in Response to Security Threat

January 03, 2010

The U.S. Embassy in Sana’a is closed today, January 3, 2010, in response to ongoing threats by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) to attack American interests in Yemen.

On December 31, the U.S. Embassy sent a warden message to Americans citizens in Yemen to remind them of the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against American citizens and interests throughout the world.  The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance and to practice enhanced security awareness.

All warden messages are posted on the U.S. Embassy website:

MAP from the BBC – who reports the UK Embassy has closed as well.

[Not listed – the location of the 6 recently repatriated Yemenis.]


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