The Dutch embassy in Yemen is to remain closed until August 12, foreign minister Frans Timmermans said on Tuesday.
The embassy was closed at the weekend following threats from al-Qaeda aimed primarily at the US.
Timmermans emphasised there is no direct threat to the Netherlands, but with other embassies closed, the Dutch embassy could become a target.
Meanwhile, the national anti-terrorism coordinator is not raising the risk level of a terrorist attack in the Netherlands, which remains at substantial.
‘We are keeping an eye on the situation and that is currently enough,’ a spokesman told the Telegraaf.
‘An unbelievably lax reaction,’ terrorism experts at the defence ministry told the paper.
On Monday, the foreign ministry advised travellers not to go to Yemen.
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