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U.S. Embassy in Yemen closed due to terror threat

The U.S. Department of State announced Wednesday that its embassy in Yemen has closed due to "recent attacks against Western interests in Yemen."
By JC Finley Follow @JC_Finley Contact the Author   |   May 7, 2014 at 8:01 PM
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WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Embassy in Sanaa will be closed until further notice, the State Department announced late Wednesday.

The decision to suspend embassy operations was due to "recent attacks against Western interests in Yemen," the State Department stated via Twitter.

Despite the closure of the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki reiterated that the "U.S. remains firmly committed to supporting Yemen as it works to achieve meaningful reform."

There was no indication as to when the embassy will reopen.

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