On Tuesday evening, the United States ordered the evacuation of all remaining staff at its embassy in Yemen. The evacuation comes on the heels of threats that the Yemeni rebels would kidnap foreigners.
State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki was asked whether the United States was "being run out of town." Psaki denied that, and said that other countries have moved their staffs out of the country as well. This is the third embassy the United States has had to abandon in the Middle East since the start of the Arab Spring.
"What the United States leadership is reflected in the fact that we want to return. We want to be engaged. We want to play a role, if we can play a role," Psaki said.