Wednesday, March 2, 2011

UK tightens travel advisory for Yemen

London- Mar 2, 2011- Britain's Foreign Office says it has summoned senior Yemeni diplomat Abdulmalik Al-Eryani to express its concern over violence against protesters in the Arab country.

The Foreign Office said in a statement Tuesday that it condemned the use of live ammunition to control demonstrators in the Yemeni port city of Aden and urged the government to "ensure respect for peaceful protest."

Britain has also tightened its travel advisory for Aden, asking U.K. citizens there to keep "a low profile at all times" and avoid unnecessary travel.

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has come under mounting pressure to step down since anti-government protests erupted there a month ago. Key allies, including some tribal chiefs, have abandoned him.

Source: Associated Press

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