US citizens warned to be alert amid US-Iran tensions

US citizens in Cayman and Jamaica are being urged to remain vigilant as tensions rise between the US and Iran.

A statement issued by the US Embassy in Jamaica advises US residents to “Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists. Review your personal security plans. Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.”

The warning comes less than a week after an American drone strike killed Hossein Salami, Iran’s highest-ranked general, who at the time of his death was the commander-in-chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Iran has since vowed revenge on America.
Although the US Embassy in the UK has official jurisdiction for US/Cayman-related matters, authority has been delegated to the embassy in Jamaica.

A statement posted on the US Embassy in Jamaica website warned, “There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to US citizens abroad.“

The statements goes on to say, “The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed.”

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