Report: US to close embassies Sunday over security fears

August 1, 2013 23:54

The United States on Thursday said it would close an unspecified number of embassies around the world on Sunday over security concerns, AFP reported.

AFP quoted State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf as calling the step “precautionary,” but she declined to comment on the threat or list which missions would be closed.Twitter has been amok with reports of embassies being closed in Cairo, Tel Aviv and Doha.

"The Department of State has instructed certain US embassies and consulates to remain closed or to suspend operations on Sunday, August 4,” Harf told reporters, AFP reported.

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