- State Department Temporarily Closes 19 Diplomatic Posts Due to Potential Terrorist Activity
- August 7, 2013
- Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
The State Department has temporarily closed 19 U.S. consulates and embassies in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa because of the threat of imminent terrorist activity in the region. The posts are to remain closed until Saturday, August 10, though the closures could be extended beyond this date and to other posts.
The following U.S. embassies and consulates are affected:
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Port Louis, Mauritius
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The State Department is also alerting U.S. citizens to take precautions when abroad. Travelers are urged to register their travel plans with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, which can facilitate communication in the event of an emergency.