Published On: Sat, Aug 10th, 2013

U.S. embassies in Sanaa, Lahore to remain closed

The U.S. State Department has announced that all but two of the recently closed diplomatic posts in the Middle East and Africa will reopen on Sunday. Obama

According to a statement released by spokesperson Jennifer Psaki on Friday, the American embassy in Sanaa, Yemen will remain closed due to “ongoing concerns about a threat stream indicating the potential for terrorist attacks emanating from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.” The embassy in Lahore, Pakistan, which was closed yesterday due to a “separate threat,” will also remain closed. “We will continue to evaluate the threats to Sanaa and Lahore and make subsequent decisions about the re-opening of those facilities based on that information,” said Psaki. “We will also continue to evaluate information about these and all of our posts and to take appropriate steps to best protect the safety of our personnel, American citizens traveling overseas, and visitors to our facilities.” (end) ys.sd KUNA 100925 Aug 13NNNN

Source : KUNA

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