Attacks on embassies spurred U.S. to build new one in Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo.- The new U.S. Embassy will house the offices of all agencies related to its diplomatic delegation in Dominican Republic, where its transfer, expected at the start of 2014, is part of Washington’s global project to reinstall them, resulting from the 1998 attacks against those structures in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam.
the U.S. embassy after these tragic episodes the Group with Presence abroad formed, that it would have by mission to abroad study the prile that nation and the present state his facilities.
A consultative group’s report revealed that more than 85% of the buildings which lodged United States diplomatic delegations abroad were “vulnerable to future attacks,” which led to the implementation of an antiterrorism requirement known as SECCA, including stricter security in the construction of embassies in 1999
The new requirements also include a minimum distance of 100 feet between the embassies and surrounding streets, as stated in a report, after which the Overseas Buildings Office (OBO) took on the task of replacing 180 embassies that didn’t fill all the security norms, the one in Dominican Republic among them.
Quoted by news source elcaribe.com.do, U.S. Embassy press attaché Judith Ravin said “the complex will provide a more secure atmosphere,” for the delegation’s around 700 employees.