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US to Shut Embassy, Consulates in Saudi Arabia Over Security Concerns

US to Shut Embassy, Consulates in Saudi Arabia Over Security Concerns – sputniknews.com

US embassyThe US diplomatic mission in Saudi Arabia said that the United States is planning to shut down its Saudi embassy in Riyadh and two consulates general for the next two days.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States is planning to shut down its Saudi embassy in Riyadh and two consulates general for the next two days over security concerns, the US diplomatic mission in Saudi Arabia said Sunday.

A statement issued by the embassy said that, “Due to heightened security concerns at U.S. diplomatic facilities in Saudi Arabia, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates have cancelled all consular services in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dhahran for Sunday, March 15 and Monday, March 16, 2015.” Read Full Article