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US Embassy in Saudi Arabia opens after security concerns

US Embassy in Saudi Arabia opens after threats prompted weeklong halt of services

US Embassy in Saudi Arabia opens after security concerns

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh and two other diplomatic missions in Saudi Arabia have resumed consular services after closing all of last week due to security concerns.

The embassy said in a statement that consular services would resume Sunday, but warned U.S. citizens "to continue to be aware of their surroundings and take extra precautions when travelling throughout the country."

The U.S. Embassy did not immediately respond to an Associated Press request for details.

The diplomatic facilities in Riyadh, Jiddah and Dhahran had been closed all of last week after the embassy warned citizens that individuals associated with a terrorist organization could be targeting Westerners, including U.S. citizens, working for oil companies in the Eastern Province. The warning said officials received information about a threat to kidnap and attack workers.


Updated : 2021-05-12 20:34 GMT+08:00