By: Daniel H. DreznerUpdated May 09, 2018 12:03:54Amir Hassan/ReutersJamaica is under a media advisory from the United Arab Emirates, the UAE’s government-owned newspaper, Al-Jazeera English reported.
In a statement, the Emirates Embassy in New York said: “Al-Jihad, in its official news statement issued on May 10, 2018, said the Emirate is the only country that has made a formal threat to attack our country and the United States.”
“The Emirates Government and Embassy in the United Kingdom, which are based in New Jersey, have conveyed their condolences to the US Government and the citizens of the United State for the tragic loss of American lives, and expressed concern over the recent terrorist attack in New London, which is likely to further fuel tensions,” the statement said.
“Al Jazeera English has also reported on this incident, and is fully cooperating with the authorities and authorities in the UAE in their investigation and cooperation with the FBI and other relevant authorities.”
In the UAE, it was not clear what prompted the warning, Al Jazeera English said.
A number of news outlets have been publishing images of a man in the green and white outfit with an American flag with a “Jamaican” logo in the middle of it, which some believe is the flag of the UAE.
The US has been under increased pressure in recent days from a series of attacks across the US, including a string of gun and bomb attacks in Boston, New York and Washington, D.C., and an explosion that killed 13 people at an outdoor concert by Eagles of Death Metal in Las Vegas.
The New York City subway system is closed between Washington and New Jersey due to the deadly attacks, and officials are warning commuters not to take the train between New York’s Times Square and JFK Airport.
The attacks have added to the already tense atmosphere following the death of a US Navy SEAL in the attack on a convoy of US military personnel in Yemen, the deadliest attack in the US history.