Djibouti (HAN) February 14, 2015 – Public Diplomacy and Regional Maritime security News. The U.S. Embassy’s closure has also forced the CIA to pull out dozens of personnel, including senior operatives who were working with Yemen’s government against Arabian terrorist groups in the region.
Yemen’s government by Shiite rebels last month caught U.S. intelligence off guard. Again, fall of Yemen’s security took US diplomats by surprise.
The US ambassador, Jamal Benomar told the U.N. Security Council that the instability in Yemen and Red Sea is creating conditions for Sunni extremist terror groups to occupy access controls of Eritrea, Djibouti and Sudan.
The success of the Iran-backed Houthis has proven to be a benefit to Iranian strategy to control red sea supply lines.
The United Nations envoy to Yemen warned that the country was at a crossroads between “civil war and disintegration,” while U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that the country was “collapsing before our eyes.”
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