A shocking attack took place this week at the U.S. embassy in Yemen.
According to reports, Iranian-backed militants stormed the location on Wednesday, taking hostages and seizing equipment.
“Government will continue its diplomatic efforts”
As the Daily Wire explained, the attack is suspected to have been carried out by a Shiite Islamic rebel group known as the Houthis. This sect is said to be armed, funded, and trained by the Iranian Islamist regime.
Local reports noted that a substantial amount of equipment was also seized from the embassy.
The attack came less than a week after a group of Yemeni citizens working for the embassy were taken hostage from their homes. A total of at least 22 other Yemenis with ties to the U.S. government have been kidnapped by the Houthis in recent weeks.
In a statement, one U.S. Department of State spokesperson called on Houthi rebels “to immediately vacate” the embassy “and return all seized property.”
Meanwhile, the statement indicated that the “U.S. government will continue its diplomatic efforts to secure the release of our staff and the vacating of our compound, including through our international partners.”
Biden admin suffers crisis of confidence
The latest crisis comes less than a year after President Joe Biden reversed his predecessor’s decision to label the Houthis as a terrorist organization.
In February, the Associated Press reported on the president’s decision to revoke the terror-threat designation after notifying Congress of his intentions.
The group has continued to cause concerns for U.S. intelligence officials in the months since that decision. In May, reports indicated that a U.S. Navy vessel boarded an Iranian ship in the Arabian Sea, which was found to contain thousands of weapons believed to be intended for the Houthis.
Another disaster on the global front is the last thing Biden needs as he attempts to pursue a bold and progressive domestic agenda amid record-low approval ratings.
As unpopular as the president has been in most recent surveys, Vice President Kamala Harris appears to be faring even worse with one recent poll putting her approval rating at a paltry 28% — or lower than any of her four predecessors.