U.S. embassy in Yemen now closed for services; Americans strongly urged to leave

U.S. embassy in Yemen now closed for services; Americans strongly urged to leave

[Ed. – Inevitable.]

The U.S. has closed its embassy in Yemen’s capital because of security concerns, the State Department said Monday.

The closure comes after the resignation of Yemen’s president, pressured by rebel forces.

“We are continuously analyzing the security conditions and will resume consular operations as soon as our analysis indicates we are able to do so safely,” State said in a notice announcing the measures.

The embassy in Sanaa will not be offering consular services — like issuing visas — and will only have a “limited ability” to help in emergency situations involving U.S. citizens.

The department advised U.S. citizens to make plans to leave “immediately” and said the U.S. government was not currently planning to provide charter flights to help Americans evacuate.

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