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U.S. Department of State
96/04/19:  Public Announcement on International Travel
Released by the Office of the Spokesman


In the immediate future, U.S. citizens traveling or
residing abroad may wish to exercise greater than
usual caution in light of the recent events in the
Middle East and threats made to American interests
from Hizbollah and other extremist groups.  Although
the Department of State has no specific information
regarding threats to U.S. citizens, we cannot
discount the possibility of random acts of
anti-American violence.  U.S. diplomatic posts are
taking appropriate security precautions.

U.S. citizens planning to travel abroad should
consult the Department of State's country-specific
Travel Warnings, Consular Information Sheets, and
regional travel brochures, and refer to the
Department's advisories on about security awareness
overseas.  (###)
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