Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 24th, 2006
Word out of Katmandu is that the US State Department today, April 24th, ordered all non-emergency US mission personnel and dependents to depart Nepal. This decision, made at the recommendation of the Embassy, was taken out of concern for the safety of US Government employees and their families.
The US Mission includes the Embassy, its Consular Section and American Center in the Yak & Yeti Hotel, both of which have been closed until further notice.
Ambassador James F. Moriarty, who informed the Mission community of the Embassy’s recommendation, also is recommending that all American citizens in Nepal should consider leaving the country at this time because of the uncertain security conditions.
Source: Release from the US State Department, Nepal.