Yemen Now Fourth Middle East Country Without U.S. Embassy
The closure of the American Embassy in Yemen leaves the U.S. without a diplomatic presence in yet another Middle Eastern country.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | February 11, 2015
In 1980, the U.S. formally closed the doors to its embassy in Iran. (Video via U.S. National Archives)
Since then, the U.S. continued to lose its diplomatic presence in the Middle East — closing three more embassies due to security concerns.
In 2012, the civil war in Syria had prompted the U.S. to shut down its embassy in Damascus. (Video via Hazzm Movement)