UK, France follow US, shut Yemen embassy
The British and French governments have temporarily closed their embassies in Sanaa as unrest grows in Yemen. It comes after the US embassy in the Yemeni capital shut down for the second time in month on Tuesday.
“The security situation in Yemen has continued to deteriorate over recent days,” Tobias Ellwood, the British Foreign Office’s official responsible for the Middle East, said in a statement on Wednesday.
Ellwood added that all staff had left early on Wednesday morning and asked all British nationals to “leave immediately.”
France followed suit, saying its Sanaa embassy would close as of Friday. In a statement on its website, the French embassy told French citizens to leave the country “as soon as possible.”
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Source News: DW