September 5, 2005

U.S. shuts consulate in Saudi city over security

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.