August 1st, 2013
09:23 PM ET

Terror threat prompts U.S. embassy closures

A terror threat prompted the State Department on Thursday to direct its embassies in key Middle East nations, including Egypt and Israel, to close on Sunday with the possibility they could remain idle longer.

A U.S. official not authorized to speak publicly on the matter called the threat "credible and serious."

It was "directed at American targets overseas," but may not be confined to main diplomatic facilities, the official said.

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  1. saywhat

    being blocked

    August 2, 2013 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    "Strategic suicide" is indeed what we are committing in the M.East. If we go into Syria and engage Iran militarily that would accelerate the process.

    August 2, 2013 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
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