US to reopen 18 of 19 embassies closed amid security concerns

By REUTERS
August 10, 2013 03:08

WASHINGTON - Eighteen of the 19 US embassies closed this month due to worries about potential terrorist attacks will reopen on Sunday, the US State Department said on Friday.

"Our embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, will remain closed because of ongoing concerns about a threat stream indicating the potential for terrorist attacks emanating from Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.

The United States will also keep its consulate in Lahore, Pakistan, shuttered, Psaki said, adding it closed on Thursday due to a "separate credible threat."


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