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U.S. Revokes Visas of 16 at Islamic Institute

The State Department recently revoked the diplomatic visas of 16 people affiliated with an Islamic institute in Virginia, the latest step in a joint U.S.-Saudi crackdown that has led to an exodus of Riyadh’s diplomats from the United States in recent months, a senior Saudi official said yesterday. The 16 staffers at the Fairfax-based Institute for Islamic and Arabic Sciences in America are among two dozen Saudi personnel whose diplomatic credentials were revoked in recent weeks, a senior U.S. law enforcement official said. The revocations, the official said, were part of “an ongoing effort to protect the homeland.” He said the Saudis have been told that they must leave within two weeks. Full Story

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