x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

British and US missions in Yemen to reopen next week

The British and US ambassadors to Yemen have returned to the country after their missions were evacuated after communications were intercepted about a planned Al Qaeda attack, Yemen's foreign minister says.

LONDON // The British and US ambassadors to Yemen have returned to the country after their missions were evacuated after communications were intercepted about a planned Al Qaeda attack, Yemen's foreign minister Abu Bakr Al Kurbi said.

British ambassador Jane Marriott said the UK mission would reopen "in the next couple of days".

Mr Al Kurbi said that Yemen also expected the American embassy to open next week. Mr Al Kurbi criticised both countries, saying that the closures of the embassies had sent "the wrong signal to the terrorists".