U.S. threatens to oust builders of embassy in Jeddah

03/4/2010 | McClatchy Washington Bureau

Work has stopped on a $122 million U.S. consulate in the Red Sea port of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, due to State Department concerns over the contractors' building practices. Allegations of poor labor conditions and safety practices led the State Department to threaten to terminate the companies' contract this month. The project, due to open in July, is only 52% complete.

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