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U.S. Temporarily Closes 4 Embassies Due to Threats

The United States temporarily closed embassies in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Mauritius on Wednesday due to threats and demonstrations against U.S. interests. The closings — two of which lasted an hour or less — came one day after the State Department issued a worldwide caution to American citizens regarding the “heightened threat of terrorist attacks” following the killing on Monday of Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin by Israel, a U.S. ally. In the United Arab Emirates, both the embassy in Abu Dhabi and the consulate general in Dubai were closed on Wednesday “in response to specific and credible threat information directed at the embassy,” said State Department spokesman Adam Ereli at a briefing. Local police arrested a man deemed to be a “sufficient threat” to the U.S. Embassy, Ereli said, but would not identify the man, give his nationality or any other details. Full Story

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