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U.S. expected to order staff out of Saudi Arabia

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posted on Apr, 15 2004 @ 03:22 PM
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The State Department is expected to order all nonessential personnel serving in the U.S. Embassy and consulates in Saudi Arabia and their families out of the country in the coming days, a senior State Department official said Thursday.

The threat situation is such that we feel we need to have a lower profile not because the Saudi government isn't working hard, but because we are concerned about the level of threat," to those personnel and facilities, the official said.

He expects the order to be implemented by the end of the week.
what's this, is something going to happen right before or after this movement ?

posted on Apr, 15 2004 @ 05:05 PM
BBC has a little more info on the story.
"In light of the threat level and the information that we have received ... we will be having an ordered departure," Mr (Colin) Powell told reporters.

Looks like it's gone from "expected" to "gonna happen."
Not uncommon, though. It's happened a few times recently. For everyone's sake over there, I hope it's a false alarm and not a repeat of the bombing in November.


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