UK Embassy re-opens [Archives:2005/808/Local News]

January 17 2005

The British Embassy in Yemen re-opened on Saturday after a 10-day closure over security concerns.

Embassy officials decided to resume normal functions after closure was prompted by reported terrorist plans targeting the embassy

Security reports said that western interests, including the British Embassy, might be probable targets for terrorists during the Christmas vacation.

Security authorities intensified precaution measures around embassies and diplomatic residences and hotels.

But there were no incidents reported up until now

Foreign embassies had warned their nationals late last year not to frequent certain hotels and other popular places.