US to Reopen Most Diplomatic Posts

Facilities in Yemen and Pakistan will remain closed

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 9, 2013 6:31 PM CDT

(Newser) – The State Department plans to reopen all but one of the diplomatic posts it shuttered this week over a possible al-Qaeda attack, reports CNN. Only the embassy in Sanaa Yemen will stay closed over continued concerns of a terror strike. The Obama administration will reopen 18 other facilities throughout North Africa and the Middle East on Sunday. In a separate incident, the US pulled most personnel from its consulate in Lahore, Pakistan, yesterday; that consulate will stay closed for now.

A Jordanian military vehicle drives around the U.S. embassy in Amman, Jordan, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, one of 19 American diplomatic posts ordered closed following terror threats.   (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)
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