US closes embassy in Yemen to public until further notice

Monday 26 Jan 2015

The United States said on Monday that it has closed its embassy in Yemen to the public until further notice due to security concerns.

"Due to the recent resignation of the Yemeni president, prime minister, and cabinet, and the ongoing security concerns, the US embassy in Sanaa is unable to provide routine consular services and will have very limited ability to assist with emergency cases involving US citizens," the embassy said on its website.

"The US embassy will be closed to the public until further notice," said the statement issued only hours after a drone strike reportedly killed three Al-Qaeda suspects in an eastern desert area of Yemen.

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