U.S. warns of potential imminent threat to citizens in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 21, 2016 2:55 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia said on Thursday it had received reports of a "potential, imminent threat" against U.S. citizens in areas of the city of Jeddah frequented by Westerners.

The notice on the Embassy's website provided no other details.

"It’s a security message, not a travel warning, that our consulate put out in Jeddah. Obviously, our consulate felt that the information they had was credible enough, serious enough to warrant sending that message out immediately," State Department spokesman John Kirby told a briefing.

(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton and Warren Strobel Editing by Bernadette Baum)