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?

Which Embassies Are Closed?

The sweeping closures extend across the Mideast and Africa, including Kigali, Rwanda; Amman, Jordan; Muscat, Oman; Cairo, Egypt; Djibouti, Djibouti; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Port Louis, Mauritius; Sana’a, Yemen; and Tripoli, Libya. The State Department has released the full list here. Recent prison breaks in the region, particularly Iraq, Libya and Pakistan, have also been attributed to the closings.

(Photo: STEPHANIE AGLIETTI/AFP/Getty Images)

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