Postal Service suspends shipments from Yemen
The U.S. Postal Service is temporarily suspending acceptance of inbound mail from Yemen in response to potential terror threats from the country.
The suspension took effective Saturday, USPS said in a statement. The mail agency is also asking postal workers to be vigilant and extra observant for potential threats. It is also working to ensure its security screening of international mail and packages remains consistent.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service, which handles mail-related crimes, is monitoring the situation in cooperation with federal agencies. Further international mail adjustments are possible, depending on recommendations from the Inspection Service and federal law enforcement agencies, USPS said.
The Postal Service is not experiencing service disruptions, a spokesman said Friday. It uses UPS, FedEx and other private carriers to ship overseas mail and cargo, but a spokesman declined to name the carrier it uses to send and receive mail from Yemen.
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