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  • Ambassador Joseph Westphal

    I was greatly saddened to learn of the tragic loss of life amongst pilgrims carrying out hajj rituals today in Makkah. I extend condolences to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the Saudi people, and to all those who lost loved ones in this accident.

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    We are deeply saddened by the tragedy that took place in Mina, Saudi Arabia today during the holy Hajj pilgrimage, resulting in the death of over 700 people.

  • White House

    Statement by National Security Council Spokesperson Ned Price on the Stampede Near Mecca

  • Amb Westphal

    The United States Mission in Saudi Arabia expresses its deep regret for the loss of ten Saudi soldiers in last Friday’s attack in Yemen. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the fallen during this difficult time.


    President Obama Hosts Saudi King at the White House


Information for US Citizens

  • "September 25, 2015 update:  we have been in touch with relatives of some U.S. citizens who sustained minor injuries following the stampede in Mina yesterday. At this time we have no indication other U.S. citizens were among the casualties or are hospitalized though we continue to be in contact with the travel organizers and Saudi authorities in Mecca. We encourage you to continue contacting your relatives through your pre-arranged means, as well as their tour company providers. Saudi cell phone networks are experiencing heavy traffic and you may not reach your relative immediately. SMS and email are used successfully by many as well. "


Amereeka 101

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    Follow Nawaf and Turki as they go through the process of studying in the United States.

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