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U.S. Embassy Closes in Emirates

March 24, 2004

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) _ The U.S. Embassy and the American consular office in the United Arab Emirates have closed temporarily because of a ``specific threat,″ a U.S. spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Hilary Olsin-Windecker, spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi, said the threat was received Monday morning, but declined to comment on its nature or how it was received.

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