US Embassy, consulates in Saudi Arabia extend cancellation of services over security concerns

March 19, 2015 12:19 PM

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – A U.S. official says the Embassy in Riyadh and two other diplomatic missions in Saudi Arabia will remain closed for consular services due to security concerns.

The diplomatic facilities in Riyadh, Jiddah and Dhahran have been closed since Sunday. A security message to U.S. citizens encouraged them to be aware of their surroundings, avoid large gatherings and keep a low profile.

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