Ambassadors Escape Surrounded Diplomatic Mission in Yemen
Witnesses say helicopters in Yemen have airlifted the ambassadors of the U.S., Britain and Gulf Arab nations who were trapped inside a diplomatic mission surrounded by armed loyalists to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
The loyalists surrounded the United Arab Emirates Embassy in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, on Sunday. They blocked roads and roamed the streets near the mission, where the ambassadors were discussing a Gulf region-brokered deal that would have Saleh transfer power within a month.
Yemen’s president appears to be backing out again from signing the deal.