Dutch Embassy Closes in Yemen

7 August 2013

Extending its closure of the embassy in Sana’a, the Netherlands has removed all diplomatic staff from Yemen. Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans stated that the closure and diplomatic removal was followed news that the Dutch mission was a potential target of an attack. A number of European countries including Norway, France, Britain and Germany decided to close their embassies in Yemen earlier in the week, following a US decision to close some of its embassies for fear that al-Qaeda may be planning to conduct attacks.