US suspends operations at Yemen embassy

“The recent attacks against western interests and information we have received have given us enough concern to take this precautionary step”

“The recent attacks against western interests and information we have received have given us enough concern to take this precautionary step”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. has suspended operations at its embassy in the Yemeni capital, Sana, following attacks on Western targets and unspecified information it received.

“The recent attacks against western interests and information we have received have given us enough concern to take this precautionary step,” said Jen Psaki, the State Department spokesperson, in a statement released to the press.  

It was unclear which attacks Psaki referenced in her statement, but gunmen launched an attack on an oil export pipeline in the province of Marib on Wednesday. 

Psaki further stated that the U.S. will continue to monitor the situation as events unfold “and we will reopen the embassy to the public once it is deemed appropriate.”

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