The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh is cautioning
American citizens in Saudi Arabia to be vigilant, saying it had information about
further planned terrorist attacks against western targets in the kingdom.
The embassy issued an advisory saying it has credible information that terrorists
are targeting "Western aviation interests" in Saudi Arabia. It urges U.S. citizens
to postpone non-essential travel to the kingdom.
The embassy's Public Affairs Officer, Carol Kalin, says the advisory follows
recent terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia, as well as other places.
"If you look around the world you will see, unfortunately, terrorist activities,
certainly in Iraq, and unfortunately in other places," she said. "We would
just ask everyone to remain vigilant in this period."
Attacks on western compounds in Riyadh in May killed 35 people.
The U.S. embassy in Riyadh warned last week of possible attacks on Western
targets during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which started Monday. But
the advisory is more detailed and refers to specific information received by
the U.S. government.
Saudi Arabia vowed over the weekend to stop any terror plots in the country.