U.S. Calls On Yemen's Houthis To Release Local Embassy Staff

U.S. Calls On Yemen's Houthis To Release Local Embassy Staff

Andrew H. Sweet

The compound that previously served as the embassy – operations were moved to Saudi Arabia years ago (in 2015) because of Yemen's war – has been breached.

Most of the detainees have been released, but the rebels continue to hold Yemeni employees of the embassy, the spokesperson said.

Washington last week approved a $650m sale of air-to-air missiles to Riyadh.  Pentagon said it would "support U.S. foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country that continues to be an important force for political and economic progress in the Middle East."

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