Written By: Elena White
Article Date: May 3, 2012 - 7:24:24 PM
Yemenis in Aden and Sana’a told the Yemen Observer that the Saudi embassy had stopped issuing visa to the Kingdom in reaction to the kidnapping of its Vice-Consul in the southern sea-port of Aden, Abdullah bin Mohamed al-Khalidi.
The diplomat was kidnapped in March in al-Mansoura district near his home while he was headed for work.
The attack which was weeks later claimed by al-Qaeda led to a tightening in security at the Saudi embassy as the Kingdom feared that the terror group would seek to further target Saudis’ interest in Yemen.
Although mediators have ferociously attempting to free al-Khalidi, al-Qaeda has yet to agree to his release, demanding that its militants be released from Saudi prisons as well as an extortionist amount of money.
And if the Saudi Interior Minister announced that his country would never bow to such blackmail it has charged the Yemeni authorities with its official immediate release, urging the government to do its utmost.
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