List of ambassadors of the United States to Yemen
|Ambassador of the United States to Yemen
سفارة الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية في جمهورية اليمن
Seal of the United States Department of State
|Nominator||The President of the United States|
|Inaugural holder||Charles Franklin Dunbar|
|Formation||June 16, 1988|
|Website||U.S. Embassy - Sana'a|
Prior to 1990, Yemen had consisted of two nations: North Yemen and South Yemen. The United States had diplomatic relations with North Yemen since 1946. Relations with South Yemen had been established in 1967 and broken in 1969.
On May 22, 1990, the Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen) united and formed a united Republic of Yemen. The existing U.S. embassy in San'a (North Yemen) became the embassy for the new republic. At that time there was no U.S. ambassador to South Yemen, so the then-current ambassador to North Yemen Charles Franklin Dunbar, continued to serve as the ambassador to the united Yemen until the end of his tour in 1991.
The U.S. Embassy in Sanaa suspended operations on February 11, 2015, and all U.S. personnel were withdrawn after security conditions deteriorated in the midst of the Yemeni civil war; however, the United States did not sever diplomatic relations with Yemen. Working from the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia under the authority of the U.S. Ambassador to Yemen, U.S. diplomats in the Yemen Affairs Unit maintained regular dialogue with the Republic of Yemen Government.
For U.S. ambassadors to North Yemen prior to 1990, see United States Ambassador to North Yemen.
For U.S. ambassadors to South Yemen prior to 1990, see United States Ambassador to South Yemen.
List of ambassadorsEdit
|1||Charles Franklin Dunbar||June 16, 1988||August 14, 1988||June 13, 1991||Ronald Reagan|
|2||Arthur Hayden Hughes||August 2, 1991||October 19, 1991||November 7, 1994||George H. W. Bush|
|3||David George Newton||October 5, 1994||January 8, 1995||December 16, 1997||Bill Clinton|
|4||Barbara Bodine||November 7, 1997||December 22, 1997||August 30, 2001|
|5||Edmund Hull||August 7, 2001||October 1, 2001||March 13, 2004||George W. Bush|
|6||Thomas C. Krajeski||May 12, 2004||August 16, 2004||April 16, 2007|
|7||Stephen Seche||July 2, 2007||September 5, 2007||September 2010|
|8||Gerald M. Feierstein||September 17, 2010||September 25, 2010||October 2013||Barack Obama|
|9||Matthew H. Tueller||May 8, 2014||May 27, 2014||May 16, 2019|
|Christopher P. Henzel||January 7, 2019||May 20,2019||Donald Trump|
- "Yemen - Chiefs of Mission - Peope". Department of State - Office of the Historian. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
- Dunbar was serving as the ambassador to the Yemen Arab Republic when North and South Yemen united to form the Republic of Yemen. He continued to serve as the ambassador to the Republic of Yemen.
- Dunbar was renominated on January 27, 1988, an earlier nomination not having been acted upon by the Senate.
- "Yemen - Chiefs of Mission - People". Department of State, Office of the Historian. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
- United States Department of State: Background Notes on Yemen
- This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Department of State website https://www.state.gov/countries-areas/ (U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets).