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Nunes Comments on Closure of U.S. Embassy in Sanaa

Nunes Comments on Closure of U.S. Embassy in Sanaa

Chairman Nunes today released the following statement in response to the suspension of operations at the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, after Iranian-backed Houthi rebels seized control of the city and forced the Yemeni government to resign:   

“This is yet another indication of Iran’s aggressive efforts – often using armed proxy forces – to spread its malevolent influence throughout the Middle East. The Iranians continue to act as the primary supporter of Hezbollah and other terrorist organizations, even as the Obama administration offers the Iranian regime ever more concessions in negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program.

“The coup in Yemen and the deteriorating security situation in Sanaa are particularly concerning because they will hinder the United States’ campaign against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which publicly claimed responsibility for the recent terrorist massacre in Paris. Having inspired Nidal Hassan’s killing spree at Fort Hood and orchestrated multiple attempts to bomb U.S. airliners, AQAP is a direct threat to the U.S. homeland that we must continue to hunt down with unrelenting persistence.”   


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