British embassy in Yemen also to be evacuated

Published February 11th, 2015 - 08:12 GMT

The US decided yesterday to evacuate their Yemen Embassy, and now the Brits are following suit.

According to Reuters, Britain has withdrawn staff from its embassy in Yemen and temporarily suspended operations there over security concerns.

"The security situation in Yemen has continued to deteriorate over recent days," Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood said in a statement.

"Our Ambassador and diplomatic staff have left Yemen this morning and will return to the UK," Ellwood said.

Yemen has been critically destablized by the overthrow of the government by the Houthi rebel movement, as well as persist ant terrorist attacks by the Sunni Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) group.


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