Germany closed its embassy in Yemen

This Sunday, February 15th, Germany has closed its embassy in Yemen, due to security concerns after the recent takeover of the country by Shiita Houthi militia.

Germany is not the first country to do this move, the United States, Britain, France, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Japan, The United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands and Italy took the same decision and closed their embassies. Beside that, Germany advices to its citizens who are located in Yemen to leave the country immediately.

A spokeswoman for Germany’s Foreign Ministry in Berlin, Sawsan Chebli, said that the embassy in Sanaa is closed temporary and its staff already left back to Germany. Houthi militia expelled the Yemen’s government on Friday, February 6 after seizing the presidential palace and several key government buildings.

Now, after leaving of most western countries, Houthi rebels will face to face against the Al Quaida terrorists which are very active in Yemen. As a result, the country might fall into a civil war as it has happened with Libya.

 

Aleksejus Podpruginas
Aleksejus Podpruginas is The Baltic Review author based in Israel