U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia on heightened security

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Posted: Mar 14, 2015 6:36 PM

(Reuters) - U.S. consular services in Saudi Arabia have been canceled for Sunday and Monday due to heightened security concerns, the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh said on Saturday.

In a statement on its website, the embassy said consular services in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dhahran would be canceled and it urged all U.S. citizens to take extra precautions when traveling in Saudi Arabia. The statement did not indicate the nature of the threat.

(Reporting by Eric Beech in Washington; Editing by Marguerita Choy)