USA close embassies in several countries because of Al-Qaeda threats

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The US State department connects increase of terrorist threats at the end of this week with the holiday termination Ramadan and first anniversary of act of terrorism in Benghazi.

Act of terrorism in embassy of the USA in Benghazi, Libya, 2012 years / Photos: CNN.

Act of terrorism in embassy of the USA in Benghazi, Libya, 2012 years / Photos: CNN.

WASHINGTON, on July 2, 2013. Terrorist threats of Al-Qaeda induced State department of the United States to close embassies in the key Middle Eastern countries, including Egypt, reported today CNN agency.

The member of the House of Representatives of the Congress of the USA Ad Roys, the republican being the chairman of Committee on foreign affairs of chamber, called information on these threats “probable and serious”.

The Royce didn’t call a source of information on threatening threats, having limited to information that the purposes of possible attacks are objects in the Middle East and in Central Asia.

Last Thursday other American official, not authorized to speak publicly added that under the threat are not only diplomatic missions, but also other objects abroad the USA.

Except Egypt, under the influence of threats of acts of terrorism there are objects of diplomatic structures of the USA in Saudi Arabia, Libya, Iraq and Kuwait. Also forthcoming Sunday the embassy of the USA in Israel will be closed.

In passed Friday and today, on Saturday July 2, diplomatic departments in these countries work in a limited mode with the minimum staff.

The reason of why increase of threats can be expected these days the representative of State department Mari Harf called the coming nearer end of Ramadan and the first anniversary of an act of terrorism in the Libyan city of Benghazi as a result of which four Americans, including ambassador Christopher Stevens were lost.