Monday, 05 August 2013 11:17

The US embassy in Baghdad and its Consulates in the Iraqi provinces resumed its activities on Monday after it was suspended on last Sunday for security concerns.

The US embassies and Consulates were closed on last Sunday in each of Iraq, KSA, UAE, Libya, Algeria, Jordon, Egypt, Bangladesh, Qatar, Afghanistan, Sudan, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Mauritania, Yemen and Djibouti.

The spokeswoman of the US Department of State, Jennifer Basaki, said “The US Department of State instructed its embassy in Iraq, Algeria, Dhaka, Mauritania, Afghanistan, Mazar-i-Sharif, to resume activities on Monday.”

“The US Department of State decided to keep on closing the US embassies and Consulates in a number of Middle East countries and north of Africa until passing the phase of warning,” she added.

“This resolution does not indicate presence of new threats, but it comes to exercise caution and take suitable steps to protect our employees including the local employees and the visitors of our installations ,” the spokeswoman stressed.

“Instructions also issued to the diplomats to continue closing the US embassies in Abu Dhabi, Oman, Cairo, Riyadh, Jeddah, Doha, Dubai, Kuwait, Manama, Masqat, Sana’a, Tripoli, Djibouti, Khartoum, Kigali and Port Louis till next Saturday,” she concluded

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