In a new low in awkward Obama foreign policy gaffes, the US State department has released a statement that U.S. Diplomats in Yerevan, Armenia should remain vigilant in light of the recent Islamic violence and protests.
Armenia, a Christian country, has never had Islamic protests and was the victim of the first instance of Islamic terrorism against Christians in the 20th Century when Turks massacred over 1.5 Million Armenians between 1915-1923.
Armenia is also the first nation to recognize Christianity as its state religion in 301 A.D.
Read State Department letter below:
Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Yerevan (Armenia), Increased Vigilance
Europe > Armenia > Yerevan
In light of recent events at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and U.S. Consulate in Libya, the U.S. Department of State reminds U.S. citizens to remain vigilant. On September 11th, protesters converged and infiltrated the perimeter of the compounds at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Given the uncertainty and volatility of the current situation, all U.S. citizens in Armenia are cautioned to maintain good situational awareness and should stay current with media coverage of local events.
The U.S. Embassy in Yerevan has no specific information to indicate that these events will affect security in Yerevan; however, all U.S. citizens should remain particularly vigilant in the near term to their personal safety, and report any suspicious circumstances to the local authorities.
U.S. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the U.S. Embassy’s website, and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website, where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information can be found (www.travel.state.gov). The U.S. Embassy also encourages U.S. citizens to review “A Safe Trip Abroad,” which includes valuable security information for those both living and traveling abroad.
The U.S. Embassy in Yerevan is located at 1 American Avenue, tel. 10-46-47-00 and fax 10-46-47-42. The Consular Section is open from 9:00 a.m. until 6.00 p.m., with time reserved for U. S. citizen services by appointment from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for official U.S. Embassy holidays. For more information, please see the Embassy’s website.