U.S. shuts consulate in Saudi city over security

September 5, 2005

RIYADH (Reuters) – The U.S. consulate in the eastern Saudi
city of Dhahran closed on Monday because of security concerns,
an embassy statement said.

It said the closure — for an unspecified period of time —
was due to ongoing clashes between Saudi security forces and
suspected militants in the nearby oil-city of Dammam.

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