– The fate of a Saudi diplomat, Abdullah Al-Khalidi, kidnapped in the port city
of Aden is still uncertain after three weeks of abduction.
Security Chief of Aden, Sadeq Haid, has said Al-Khalidi will be freed soon, other sources
said that Al-Qaeda militants captured the Saudi diplomat.
Saudi Ambassador to Yemen had called all Saudi diplomats to move only under
tight security measures in the wake of the abduction.
reports stated that the diplomat was kidnapped by supporters of the former
president Ali Abdullah Saleh with the aim of distorting the image of the
interim government and show that it unable to perform its duties.
sources anticipated that the diplomat might be kidnapped by the Southern
Movement with coordination with Iranian agencies with the aim of extending the
circle of friction with Saudi Arabia.