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U.S. Embassy in Lebanon advises citizens to remain cautious

Published : 15 May 2019, 20:29

  DF-Xinhua Report

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The U.S. Embassy in Lebanon issued a statement on its website on Wednesday calling upon all Americans in Lebanon to remain cautious due to the heightened tensions in the region.

"We strongly encourage U.S. citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance and practice good situational awareness," the statement said.

The statement called upon U.S. citizens in Lebanon to "keep low profile" and "review personal security plans."

The American embassy's statement comes after four vessels were subjected to "sabotage attacks" off the coast of the city of Fujairah of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) earlier this week.

Two of the vessels belong to Saudi Arabia, one to UAE and the fourth to Norway.

The attacks raised tensions in the Middle East while they are still under investigation.