United States to close missions in Saudi Arabia in fear of terrorist attack
The United States will close its missions in Saudi Arabia on Saturday for an undetermined period because of "credible" information that terrorists are about to carry out attacks, the U.S. Embassy said Friday.
The American Embassy in Riyadh, said Americans in the kingdom should be "vigilant when in any area that is perceived to be American or Western."
The embassy said in a warden message on its Web site that the missions in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dhahran would close to assess their "security posture."
They will then advise the American community when the review is completed and when the missions plan to resume normal operations. The embassy said it had received "credible information that terrorists in Saudi Arabia have moved from the planning to operational phase of planned attacks in the kingdom." (Albawaba.com)
- Fearing terror attacks: U.S., UK and Germany close missions in Saudi Arabia; Reports: More Al Qaeda suspects detained
- Saudi Arabia Breaks Ties with Taliban, US Deals Financial Blow to Alleged Terrorists
- US resumes embassy operations in Saudi Arabia
- The Welsh jihadist warns of 'fireworks', sparking fear of suicide missions
- Saudi Arabia closes embassy in Libya