President Donald Trump announced that an American oil worker, Danny Burch, has been freed after 18 Months of being kept as a hostage in Yemen.
“It is my honor today to announce that Danny Burch, a United States citizen who has been held hostage in Yemen for 18 months, has been recovered and reunited with his wife and children. I appreciate the support of the United Arab Emirates in bringing Danny home.” President Trump wrote on Twitter.
President Trump expressed his ‘thanks’ and ‘support’ from of the United Arab Emirates, after they assisted in properly locating and securing the safety of American citizen, Danny Burch.
Currently there is no information that has been released or identified, detailing any of Danny’s journey from Yemen hostage, to safe and sound on American soil.
Back in 2017, Danny Burch’s immediate family told reporters that Burch was an American engineer. He was employed at a Yemeni oil company, but was abducted and robbed from his car by multiple gunmen in Sana.
“They did it in broad daylight in front of everyone,” his wife, Nadia Forsa, told the New York Times in 2017.
“Danny’s recovery reflects the best of what the United States & its partners can accomplish,”
“We work every day to bring Americans home. We maintain constant and intensive diplomatic, intelligence, and law enforcement cooperation within the United States Government and with our foreign partners.” President Trump said.
President Trump remains persistent in his attempts to recover American hostages, making it a top priority within his administration. Saying, “We have now secured freedom for 20 American captives since my election victory.” This comes after President Trump was flying to Vietnam for his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
“We will not rest as we continue our work to bring the remaining American hostages back home!” Said President Donald Trump