U.S. reveal the reasons for the closure of its embassy in Baghdad and its consulate in Kurdistan
Twilight News / United States issued a warning on global travel on Friday and warned American citizens of possible terrorist attacks, especially in the Middle East and North Africa. A U.S. official said on condition of anonymity said in a statement received “Twilight News” that the Foreign Ministry girl warning on the same intelligence that invited them to shut down 21 of its embassies and consulates on Sunday, mostly in Muslim countries.
The U.S. State Department said in a statement received “Twilight News” “State Department warns U.S. citizens of the possibility of terrorist attacks, especially in the Middle East and North Africa, and may occur in the Arabian Peninsula or out of them.”
The statement added, “Current information suggests that al Qaeda and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks in the Middle East and other regions have focused on attacks in the period between now and the end of August.”
The ministry said in a statement that the warning will end on August 31.
Among the most prominent branches of al-Qaeda al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which is based in Yemen him and who was among its attempt to blow up a passenger plane was en route between Amsterdam and Detroit on Christmas night in 2009.
The U.S. State Department said on Thursday that some of the embassies which normally operate on Sunday – mostly in Muslim countries – will be closed on this day because of security concerns.
He added that U.S. embassies will be closed on Sunday in all of Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Mauritania, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
It also would close U.S. consulates in each of the Arbil Iraq Pkordstan and Dhahran and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
Issued and the U.S. State Department is usually what it calls “global warning” of U.S. citizens of the potential risks to launch attacks across the world.
The last global warning was issued on February 19.
U.S. officials declined to provide any additional details on the information that led them to the closure of diplomatic missions and the issuance of the warning.
But another U.S. official said there was no information about a specific target be the reason for this warning and widespread.
To the Reuters news agency quoted the head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives Ed Royce on Friday that he and several other lawmakers met two days before U.S. Vice President Joe Biden to discuss the threat.
The MP said Royce CNN. Said. Said, “I think that it was linked to al-Qaeda … and the threat stems from the Middle East and Central Asia.”