Published On: Sat, Feb 14th,

US And Uk Shut Down Their Embassies In Yemen

Yemen: US and UK has shut down their embassies in the Sanaa, the capital of Yemen and has called their envoys and other staff back due to unrest in the country.


Considering current political situation in Yemen, the US and UK today shut down their embassies in the capital Sanaa and evacuated their staff.

The decision of shutting down embassies came when Shia Houthi rebels have taken over the large parts of the Arab nation and al the crisis talks failed.

“Due to the uncertain security situation in Sanaa, the Department of State has decided to suspend our embassy operations and our embassy staff have been temporarily relocated out of Sanaa,” US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said.

“Recent unilateral actions disrupt the political transition process in Yemen, creating the risk that renewed violence would threaten Yemenis and the diplomatic community in Sanaa”, she said.

The US department of state further said they will keep on supporting Yemenis who are in favour of peaceful prosperous and unified Yemen. They further stated that US will continue to involve and engage Yemenis and the international community to support Yemen’s political transition process.

The political instability escalated last month in Yemen when Houthis seized a key aide of President Hadi, in an attempt to block a draft constitution. Later they captured the presidential and other important buildings of the country and demanded for Hadi’s resignation.

President said he could not work under such pressure, he and his cabinet has resigned is under house arrest since then.

UN-organised crisis talks between the country’s political factions broke down this week, with the two parties citing “threats” from the Houthi rebels.