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Embassy Reopens

January 05, 2010

The U.S. Embassy in Yemen re-opened for business on January 5, following a two-day closure prompted by credible information that pointed to the likelihood of imminent terrorist attacks in the Yemeni capital, Sana's

Successful counter-terrorism operations conducted by Government of Yemen security forces January 4 north of the capital have addressed a specific area of concern, and have contributed to the Embassy's decision to resume operations. The United States commends the Government of Yemen for its efforts to disrupt Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) networks, and reiterates its commitment to continue to support these efforts.

Nevertheless, the threat of terrorist attacks against American interests remains high and the Embassy continues to urge its citizens in Yemen to be vigilant and take prudent security measures.