It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

YEMEN: Gunmen Hold Hostage Ambassadors of the US, Britain, and several more...

page: 1
2

log in

join
share:

posted on May, 22 2011 @ 01:20 PM
link   

YEMEN: Gunmen Hold Hostage Ambassadors of the US, Britain, and several more...


english.alarabiya.net

Gunmen claiming to be loyal to President Ali Abdallah Saleh of Yemen laid siege Sunday afternoon to the embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Sana’a, trapping ambassadors of the United States, Britain and the European Union, and those from the six members states of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Also trapped inside the UAE embassy was the secretary general of the GCC, Abdullatif al-Zayani.

The envoys were waiting for word about whether Mr. Saleh would, as promised, sign a historic GCC-negotia
(visit the link for the full news article)


Related News Links:
www.globalpost.com

Related AboveTopSecret.com Discussion Threads:
YEMEN on the Brink: Why the whole world will take notice
edit on 22-5-2011 by loam because: (no reason given)




posted on May, 22 2011 @ 01:20 PM
link   
I have been quietly watching Yemen for a little more than a year now. It seems this is the spot in the world the MSM largely ignores, but where big things keep happening in the Middle East. And while this incident appears fortunately brief, I expect it will get very busy in the news now-- at least for a day or two...







Yemen President Refuses to Sign Deal Despite Pressure

Yemen’s embattled president resisted intense American and Arab pressure on Sunday and stalled at signing a deal calling for him to step down in 30 days, as his government brought armed supporters into the streets demanding that he stay. Hundreds of militiamen trapped the American and other ambassadors inside a diplomatic mission for hours.

The militiamen, armed with knives and swords, blocked the entrances to the United Arab Emirates Embassy, where at least five American, European and Arab ambassadors had gathered, expecting President Ali Abdullah Saleh to arrive to sign the agreement.

Finally in the evening, Yemeni military helicopters landed at the embassy and ferried the diplomats out, taking them to the presidential palace. There they witnessed several Yemeni ruling party officials sign the accord. But Mr. Saleh, shown on state TV standing alongside the United States ambassador, did not sign.

Mr. Saleh said afterward he would not sign unless opposition leaders attend and sign it as well in public, not “behind closed doors.”



english.alarabiya.net
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 22-5-2011 by loam because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 22 2011 @ 01:40 PM
link   
Looks like the SEALS have their chance at a REAL mission for once lol I honestly hope that mission goes badly (for obvious reasons)



posted on May, 22 2011 @ 01:44 PM
link   
Already posted in Breaking News here: www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on May, 22 2011 @ 01:44 PM
link   
I had a thread going when this first broke this morning. They flew them out already


Ambassadors flown out of besieged Sanaa embassy

SANAA, Yemen — Witnesses say Yemeni army helicopters took U.S. and other ambassadors out of a besieged embassy to the presidential palace to witness ruling party leaders signing an agreement for the president to step down in 30 days.

However, state TV says President Ali Abdullah Saleh will not sign the deal unless opposition leaders are present.

The U.S., European and Arab ambassadors, who were pressing Saleh to sign the accord, were trapped for hours Sunday in an embassy by an armed mob of the president's supporters. Eventually, Yemeni army helicopters ferried the diplomats out to the palace.

State TV then showed ruling party leaders signing the pact at the palace as Saleh and the U.S. ambassador stood behind them. Saleh himself did not sign.



posted on May, 22 2011 @ 01:45 PM
link   
reply to post by rogerstigers
 


Indeed...

Thread closed...



new topics

top topics
 
2

log in

join