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Embassy closures may cause problems for Texas Tech students

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Tibor Nagy was ambassador to Ethiopia and Guinea in the '90s Tibor Nagy was ambassador to Ethiopia and Guinea in the '90s
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Nineteen U.S. embassies across the world remain closed Monday after a specific threat was intercepted from Al Qaeda operatives last week.

A former U.S. ambassador right here in Lubbock says this kind of action would only come after an extreme threat.

Tibor Nagy was ambassador to Ethiopia and Guinea in the '90s.

He says he can't recall a situation that's ever warranted a week-long closure.

Nagy is now the vice provost of international affairs at Texas Tech.

He says the embassy closures could affect some of the university's 1,700 incoming international students.

"I suspect that we're going to have a number of Texas Tech students who were supposed to be going for visa interviews, whose visa interviews are going to get bumped by several weeks," Nagy said.

Nagy believes the U.S. government made the right move closing embassies, especially after the Benghazi attacks.

A global travel alert has also been issued, especially to those traveling to the Middle East.

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