A British national held hostage in Yemen has been freed by United Arab Emirates forces, Philip Hammond has confirmed.
The Briton, whose identity has not been revealed, was released in a military intelligence operation, the foreign secretary said on Sunday.
Hammond, who is in the Iranian capital, Tehran, to reopen the British embassy, said: “I’m pleased to confirm that a British hostage held in Yemen has been extracted by UAE forces in a military intelligence operation.
“The British national is safe and well and is receiving support from British government officials. We are very grateful for the assistance of the UAE.”