WASHINGTON — At least six U.S. embassies in the Mideast, Asia and Europe are now warning of possible anti-American demonstrations and attacks after the release of a Senate report outlining harsh interrogation techniques used by the CIA on terror suspects.
In identical notices to Americans, the embassies in Egypt, Sweden and the Netherlands issued the warnings on Wednesday. Embassies in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Thailand did so on Tuesday immediately after the report was made public. Afghanistan and Thailand are known to have hosted secret facilities where prisoners were interrogated.
The notices say the release of the report "could prompt anti-U.S. protests and violence against U.S. interests, including private U.S. citizens." They urge Americans to be alert to their surroundings and take safety precautions, including avoiding demonstrations or confrontational situations.