(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) shington May 08 - Citing recent attacks the United States on Wednesday announced that it has suspended public services at its embassy in Sana'a Yemen.
"Due to recent attacks against Western interests in Yemen we have temporarily suspended operations of our Embassy in Sana'a to the public" State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement adding "We continue to evaluate the security situation every day and we will reopen the embassy to the public once it is deemed appropriate."Sheescribed the move as a "precautionary step."The temporary suspension of operations is due to a reemergence of a threat from several weeks ago that the United States thought it had disrupted the (CNN) quoted a US official with specific understanding of the current situation as saying.
A credible threat to the US Embassy emerged around March the official said in the same time frame that a video appeared showing some 100 al Qaeda operatives in Yemen including several who had broken out of jail the month before.