US resumes embassy operations in Saudi Arabia
The US embassy in Saudi Arabia had been closed since March 15 due to "heightened security concerns." (AFP/File)
The US embassy in Riyadh, as well as consular offices in Dhahran and Jeddah, resumed operations Sunday after being closed since March 15 due to “heightened security concerns,” reported AFP.
Westerners have been targeted and attacked in the Kingdom in four incidents since October 2014.
The U.S. embassy urged American citizens within Saudi Arabia to “be aware of their surroundings and take extra precautions when traveling throughout the kingdom,” according to the mission’s website.
Since September 2014, Saudi Arabia has been involved in U.S.-led air strikes against Daesh militants, raising fears of backlash within the Kingdom.