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Terror Activity in Yemen Poses Global Threat, Clinton Says

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says internal unrest and a surge in Al Qaeda activity in Yemen pose a global threat that is being met by U.S. support for the Yemeni government's efforts to fight extremists. 

Clinton told reporters Monday the situation in Yemen has "global implications" and the government must take actions to restore stability. Her comments came as the U.S. Embassy in San'a remained closed for a second day in response to Al Qaeda threats and ahead of a London conference later this month on Yemen. 

At that conference, Clinton said the United States and its allies will tell the Yemeni government that there are "expectations and conditions" it must meet for it to continue to enjoy the support it gets from the West.