American consulate in Zahran closed down
Saudi Arabia-USA, Local, 9/6/2005
Due to the continued confrontations in Saudi Arabia between the security men and gunmen, the American embassy in Saudi Arabia announced the temporarily closure of its consulate in Zahran, adjoining Dammam area, where there have been security clashes with gunmen.
In a statement, the embassy said that "due to the continued confrontations between the Saudi security forces and several unidentified numbers of terrorists in Dammam, the US general consulate in Zahran will be closed temporarily for the public."
The embassy also called on American citizens living in Saudi Arabia to be "cautious" especially when visiting trade centers.
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