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TA-THREATS: US citizens urged to leave Saudi Arabia

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posted on Apr, 16 2004 @ 12:44 AM

The BBC is reporting that the US Government has issued a travel warning to US citizens urging them to leave Saudi Arabia due to increasing security concerns. US Officials warned that they had received "recent and credible information that terrorist attacks were being planned in the country."

All non-essential US diplomats and all diplomats' family members have been ordered to leave, and private citizens are strongly urged to depart.

This is the third such evacuation in the country since last November.

US citizens who remain in the country despite the warning are being asked to register at the embassy in Riyadh or at the Jeddah or Dhahran consulates.

US citizens urged to leave Saudi

posted on Apr, 16 2004 @ 12:53 AM
NBC: ‘Imminent’ multiple al-Qaida attacks expected
NBC News and news services
Updated: 7:15 p.m. ET April 15, 2004
WASHINGTON - The State Department ordered non-essential U.S. diplomats and all dependents to leave Saudi Arabia because of security concerns Thursday and “strongly urged” private U.S. citizens to do likewise.

U.S. officials told NBC News on condition of anonymity that the “authorized departure” was decided upon because of intelligence indicating that the al-Qaida terror network was planning to launch multiple strikes against U.S. and other foreign targets in the desert kingdom.

‘Imminent’ multiple al-Qaida attacks expected

posted on Apr, 16 2004 @ 12:58 AM
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The State Department has ordered all nonessential personnel serving in the U.S. Embassy and consulates in Saudi Arabia and their families out of the country, according to an updated travel warning issued Thursday.

"The warning also strongly urged private U.S. citizens to leave the kingdom.

"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, a senior State Department official said.

"The U.S. government has received recent and credible information indicating that extremists are planning further attacks against U.S. and Western interests," the travel warning said."

U.S. orders staff out of Saudi Arabia


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