U.S. Embassy in full service

PHUKET: The U.S. embassy in Bangkok re-opened today for “limited operations” and will resume full services tomorrow after being closed for a week due to the street protests.

“In Thailand, our embassy was open for limited operations today [Monday] and we anticipate resuming full operations tomorrow,” State Department spokesman Philip Crowley told reporters.

The United States closed its embassy, located near the protest site in Bangkok, on May 13 after anti-government rallies turned violent.

The announcement came as peace returned to the capital after days of violence and arson which erupted after the ‘red shirt’ protest leaders surrendered to police.

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In addition to its embassy and consular services in Bangkok, the United States maintains a consulate in Chiangmai. The country does not offer consular services in Phuket.

— The Nation

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