Emirati Students in US Urged to be Cautious in Wake of Attacks
UAE students in the United States have been asked to remain cautious for their personal safety after the terrorist attacks on September 11.
A diplomat at the UAE embassy in Washington told the Gulf News that the embassy had not received instructions from the ministry of foreign affairs to repatriate UAE national students back to the UAE.
“The decision has been left up to the students. We have cautioned them not to go out except in an emergency and to avoid getting entangled in any untoward incidents,” he told the paper.
“We have asked them to put off going to their studies for a while until the situation gets a little better. The embassy has appointed more officers to attend to the hotline messages that come from UAE students," he added.
Almost all Arab embassies in the US capital have issued similar warning to students, urging them to avoid involvement in the wake of last Tuesday’s attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington – Albawaba.com