Terrorist threats in Saudi Arabia lead to U.S. evacuation

by on April 16th, 2004


WASHINGTON, April 16 (Xinhuanet) — The United States has ordered the evacuation of most US diplomats and all US family dependents from Saudi Arabia and “strongly urged” all American citizens to leave because of “credible and specific” intelligence about terrorist attacks planned against US and other Western targets, The Washington Post reported Friday.

The evacuation, ordered on Thursday, confirmed earlier reports that the United State would recall nonessential US diplomats and the family members of all employees of the US diplomatic missions in Saudi Arabia due to potential terrorist threats.

Etalkinghead Staff