Arabian Peninsula & Persian Gulf

This item appears on page 21 of the April 2009 issue.

The State Department warns that the security threat level in the Arabian Peninsula and Persian Gulf region remains high, with continued threats to the US Embassy in Sana’a, Yemen, where a terrorist attack on Sept. 17, 2008, killed several security personnel and innocent bystanders. Credible information indicates that al-Qaida and affiliated organizations continue to plan attacks against US interests in the region.