September 28th, 2011
04:28 PM ET

U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia says Westerners may be targeted

The U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that it has received information that a terrorist group may be planning to abduct Westerners in Riyadh.

The embassy passed along the notice in an emergency message for U.S. citizens.

"The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh reminds all U.S. citizens to exercise prudence and enhanced security awareness at all times," it said.

"We deemed the information to be credible, or would not have issued the emergency message," Deputy State Department spokesman Mark Toner said.

He would not comment on specific intelligence, but said there was no reason for U.S. citizens to leave Saudi Arabia as a result of the message.

- CNN's Jill Dougherty contributed to this report.

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  1. jordan scene©

    Wow what breaking news. If you're a westerner in the ME chances are you could be the target of terrorists or extremists? Jeez and to think all this time I thought these people loved and respected the west.....

    September 28, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. memofdf

    September 28, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Andreas Moser

    Has someone seen "The Kingdom"?

    September 28, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    I don't care if it's pc or not...I'd be aware of my surroundings no matter what country I was in.
    I am not surprised *at all* that this would be happening in Saudi Arabia, either.

    September 28, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tommy Gunn

      You sound like a sta

      September 28, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tommy Gunn

      You sound like a stay at home woman. This site is for someone who has something intelligent to say. Maybe you should try a entertainment site to comment on and leave the comments here to the working class..

      September 28, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ Tommy Gunn

      You sound like an bully who doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground. You got an entire home/job scenario from one post? Who are you, Kreskin? In that case, what am I thinking? if you said I think your a tard, you'd be correct.

      September 28, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u.

      @Tommy Gunn

      Since you admit that this site is for someone who has something intelligent to say, I've got to ask what the hell you're doing on here ?

      September 29, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy (servicemark)

    @ tomy g ***facepalm***

    September 28, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. RUFFNUTT (kcmo , weed poacher)

    DID THEY HAVE A UFPO sighting? it could be aliens

    September 28, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    It's not a servicemark, you Penthouse forum wannabe!

    @Tommy Gunn:
    Apparently you have never been on this site before, or have no clue as to what a troll is.
    You sound like you need to be educated, so:

    The only post by me was post #4.
    Oh, by the way, what do you think of the story?

    September 28, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. nur amabo nur

    Here goes the political war machines campaign to rage americans against Saudis. No doubt the next terror attack will be the Saudis or at least they will be blamed. Then we get to start another un winnable war so all Obombyas buddies can all get rich !

    September 28, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      Very well stated, nur amabo nur. Now we're going to see a bunch of ignorant fools post their meaningless but stupid comments here trying make jokes out of this story too. No one with half a brain can blame the Muslims for hating the West like they do! We need a decent President in the White House who's willing to say no to the MIC!!!

      September 28, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ George Patton

      I thought we got rid of you, you POS!

      September 28, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. raven

    So they got credible intel that suggested they issue an emergency statement but theyre reassuring people to stay ? Id be outa there so fast youd think my ass was on fire .

    September 28, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. leeintulsa

    I wouldn't be there in the first place.

    September 28, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    @leeintulsa: agreed.
    @raven: hey, babydoll!

    September 28, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy (copyrights)

    @fakie banasy quit posting under my user name. Im the real banasy so.....***facepalm*** ***go finger bang your self its fun*** and BTW- ***facepalm*** again...

    September 28, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. raven

    Hey everyone! Hope alls well with everyone. To the poster directly above me: you keep sayin that like its a BAD thing. If all the wives tales were true Ida been blind in high school.

    September 28, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    Did you have to ask your mommy what tht symbol represented?
    Pre-teens discovering themselves is so not cute...

    September 29, 2011 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  15. bobcat2u.

    I think it's kind of funny how these new posters come on here and think they know our posting style.
    Like Tommy Gunn, he sounds like he may have skipped out of school early today
    and got on the computer before his mommy got home and whipped his butt.

    And by the way, Hello

    September 29, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
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