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08-07-2005, 12:06 PM
U.S. Embassy to close Saudi offices
Threat leveled against U.S. government buildings


Updated: 12:01 p.m. ET Aug. 7, 2005

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - The U.S. Embassy and consulates in Saudi Arabia will be closed Monday and Tuesday because of a threat against U.S. government buildings, the embassy said Sunday.

In a statement, the embassy said mission personnel will limit their nonofficial travel during the next two days and urged Americans to keep “a high level of vigilance.”

“The American Embassy in Riyadh advises all American citizens living in Saudi Arabia that, in response to a threat against U.S. government buildings in the kingdom, the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh and the U.S. consulate generals in Jiddah and Dhahran will be closed on Aug. 8 and 9,” the statement said.

It reminded Americans that, in the past, terrorist groups have targeted housing compounds and other establishments where Westerners may be located.

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