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WASHINGTON (AP) _ The State Department Friday renewed a warning to Americans not to travel to Pakistan and urged U.S. citizens in the South Asian country to depart.

The department cited the conviction of four men in the slaying of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.

``While we have no specific information concerning possible retaliation by sympathizers, the potential exists for such action against U.S. citizens and its interests,'' a department statement said.

Previous warnings were based on tensions between India and Pakistan. While they have subsided, the department said, ``the risk of renewed tensions cannot be ruled out.''