president vows to punish US embassy attack plotters
Indo-Asian News Service
Houdieda (Yemen), Sep 19 (DPA) Yemen will pursue and bring
to justice those responsible for the terrorist attack on the
US embassy, President Ali Abdullah Saleh has said.
In a speech at the Red Sea port city of Houdieda, Saleh said
the attack "did not target the US embassy, but rather
the Yemeni nation."
"The nation is being targeted by terrorism. I promise
you, I promise all the sons of this nation, that we will pursue
them in their villages and districts until they are captured
and brought to justice," he said.
"Attacks on foreigners are not just against them but
against the nation, against the development of the nation,
against the stability of the country. They are condemned and
The US government Thursday advised Americans to avoid travelling
to Yemen following the deadliest attack on a US embassy in
more than 10 years.
Al Qaeda is believed to be behind the attack on the embassy
in Sanaa that left 16 people dead, including six militants.
US State Department spokesman Sean McCormack confirmed Thursday
that a US woman, 18-year-old Susan Elbaneh, was among those
killed outside the embassy grounds.
The terrorists attacked with two car bombs while other armed
men tried unsuccessfully to breach the compound walls.
The Yemeni government Thursday said it had arrested 20 suspected
Islamist extremists in connection with the attacks.
A US team has been dispatched to Yemen to join the investigation,
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