The security message was published online and sent to US travelers registered with department.
The US government on Thursday issued a fresh warning to its citizens travelling to Saudi Arabia, especially Jeddah that it has informed about a possible attack against its citizens.
The US state Department said that the US embassy in Saudi Arabia has received information of â€˜potential, imminent threatâ€™ that was â€˜credibleâ€™ and â€˜seriousâ€™ enough to issue a security message.
â€œItâ€™s a security message, not a travel warning that our consulate put out in Jeddah. Obviously, our consulate felt that the information they had was credible enough, serious enough to warrant sending that message out immediatelyâ€ John Kirby, the State Department spokesman, told a briefing.
â€œThere is a potential specific threat to American travelling to Jeddah, and in particular, public venues in Jeddah, So itâ€™s very specific to the location and it makes it clear that this is a potential threat to Americans there.â€ He added.
The security message, published online and sent to US travelers registered with department, did not give further details on the reported threat.
Saudi Arabia is part of the US-led international coalition battling the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. The country has also led a coalition fighting shiite rebels in Yemen.
On July 4, a suicide bomber was killed and two people were injured in a blast near the US consulate in Jeddah. It was the first bombing in years to attempt to target foreigners in the country.
The same day, a suicide bomber detonated a bomb near the Prophetâ€™s Mosque in Medina and a third attack took place in the eastern city of Qatif.