- Apr 13, 2011
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An unspecified number of US embassies and consulates around the world will be closed due to security fears, the State Department says.
"The Department of State has instructed certain US embassies and consulates to remain closed or to suspend operations on Sunday, August 4," State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on Thursday.
The decision was taken "out of an abundance of caution and care for our employees and others who may be visiting our installations," she said.
A senior official told ABC News that the embassies will close in response to "a specific threat against a U.S. embassy or consulate."
Read more @: PressTV - US to close some embassies around world on Sunday for security fears
Hmmm interesting. Seems kind of random to all the sudden close some of our embasies for sometime.