SEVERAL U.S EMBASSIES TO BE CLOSED ON AUG 4 DUE TO TERROR THREAT, STATE DEPT SAYS


Breaking-U.S. To Shut Multiple Embassies On Sunday-Heads Up!

AFP: U.S. State Department says an unspecified number of embassies will be closed on Sunday over security fears

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Possible al-Qaeda threat closes all US embassies Sunday across Middle East

The United States is closing all of its embassies Sunday in the Middle East and parts of Asia because of a possible al-Qaeda-related threat to diplomatic posts worldwide, American officials told NBC News on Thursday

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/01/19820594-possible-al-qaeda-threat-closes-all-us-embassies-sunday-across-middle-east?lite

Sunday is President Barack Obama’s 52nd birthday, and it’s also the day Iran inaugurates Hassan Rowhani as its new president. 

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/01/19820594-possible-al-qaeda-threat-closes-all-us-embassies-sunday-across-middle-east?lite

The Department of State has instructed certain U.S. Embassies and Consulates to remain closed or to suspend operations on Sunday, August 4.

The Department has been apprised of information that, out of an abundance of caution and care for our employees and others who may be visiting our installations, indicates we should institute these precautionary steps. It is possible we may have additional days of closings as well, depending on our analysis. Accordingly, Embassy Baghdad will be closed on Sunday, August 4. U.S. citizens requiring emergency assistance should contact the Duty Officer at 0770-443-1286.

The Department, when conditions warrant, takes steps like this to balance our continued operations with security and safety. However, beyond this announcement we do not discuss specific threat information, security considerations or measures, or other steps we may be taking.

http://iraq.usembassy.gov/mobile//em_080113.html

 

News Articles:

Possible al-Qaeda threat closes all US embassies Sunday across Middle East
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U.S. closing key Mideast embassies on Sunday, at least
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/01/pol…

US Embassies to Close Sunday Amid Terrorist Threat
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/us-emb…


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