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Italy, Germany evacuate embassies in Yemen

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Italy and Germany have joined other Western states in evacuating staff from Yemen in reaction to alleged security concerns after the Ansarullah revolutionaries took control of the capital, Sana’a.

On Friday, the Italian Foreign Ministry issued a statement, saying the country’s ambassador and staff are returning home from Italy’s embassy in Yemen. In the same vein, Germany’s ambassador and its diplomatic staff in Sana’a left Yemen on Friday.

Earlier on Wednesday, US embassy staff were ordered to destroy all top-secret documents and sensitive equipment and pulled out of Yemen altogether. The move is believed to be an effort by Western countries as well as a number of regional states to show Yemen to be in an instable situation after the Western-backed Parliament of this country was dissolved by the Houthi movement last week.

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