US, Britain close Yemen embassies over al-Qaida threat
Anne Gearan, Lee Keath"SAN'A, Yemen (AP) Western embassies in Yemen locked up Sunday after fresh threats from al-Qaida, and the White House expressed alarm at the terror group's expanded reach in the poor Arab nation where an offshoot apparently ordered the Christmas Day plot against a U.S. airliner. "President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, cited "indications al-Qaida is planning to carry out an attack against a target" in the capital, possibly the embassy, and estimated the group had several hundred members in Yemen. Security reasons led Britain to act, too; it was not known when the embassies would reopen. "The U.S. is worried about the spread of terrorism in Yemen, a U.S. ally and aid recipient, Brennan said, but doesn't consider the country a second front with Afghanistan and Pakistan in the fight against terrorism." Read on...
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"US, Britain close Yemen embassies over al-Qaida threat", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2010. Consulté le 26/09/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/us-britain-close-yemen-embassies-over-al-qaida-threat