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CNN BREAKING NEWS

Embassy in Riyadh Will be Closed Effectively Tomorrow

Aired May 20, 2003 - 08:24   ET

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BILL HEMMER, CNN ANCHOR: This just into us here at AMERICAN MORNING and CNN. Getting word from Saudi Arabia that two consulates in that country and the embassy in Riyadh will be closed effectively tomorrow, the 21st of May. This based on intelligence reports about potential threats there.
The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh to be closed and the consulates in Jeddah and Dhahran. You don't see Dhahran on the map. It's to the east there, the eastern edge of the country in Saudi Arabia.

The news just coming to us right now. When we get more, we'll certainly pass it along to you. The latest now from Saudi Arabia.

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