US to reopen 18 embassies closed after security alert
Washington, August 10, 2013
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.
Most of the embassies are in the Middle East.
"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 Qaeda 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." - Reuters