Everything You Need to Know About the U.S. Embassy Closures

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  • Everything You Need to Know About the U.S. Embassy Closures
  • Which Embassies Are Closed?
  • Why Were the Embassies Closed?
  • Where Did the Threats Originate?
  • Have Legislators Addressed the Public?
  • Have There Been Similar Threats Made in Past Years?
  • Does Benghazi Have Anything to Do With the Current Situation?
  • Has There Been Any Backlash About the Closings?
  • Has Anything Else Been Shared With the Public?

Everything You Need to Know About the U.S. Embassy Closures

Amid the threat of a possible attack, the U.S. State Department announced last week an unprecedented closure of 22 embassies and consulates in the Mideast on Sunday, Aug. 4. Initially intended for one day, the closings have been extended through Saturday, Aug. 10, at 19 diplomatic posts, including four posts in Africa. U.S. global travel alerts were also issued. Keep reading to learn which embassies are affected, why they are closed and more. Patrice Peck

(Photo: AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

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