State Dept. To Close Number Of Embassies Sunday Because Of Security Concerns

The United States announced Thursday that it would close an unspecified number of embassies around the world Sunday over security concers, the AFP reported.

A State Department spokeswoman said the closures were “precautionary,” but would not speak to the threat or why they were being closed.

The decision was made “out of an abundance of caution and care for our employees and others who may be visiting our installations,” said State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf, according to the AFP.

After Sunday, the threat will be assessed and additional days of closure are possible.