US to reopen 18 of 19 embassies closed amid security concerns

US to reopen 18 of 19 embassies closed amid security concerns

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... Our embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, will remain closed... the potential for terrorist attacks emanating from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula... "
Washington, Aug 9 (Antara/Reuters) - 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 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."

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