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“Sometimes you rush to make statements that are really scary travel warnings, the kind of things which other governments don’t do, but the American administration is always quick and they don’t know what damage they are causing, not only to us but also to American investors,” she said.

A State Department official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said “travel warnings are part of our commitment to protect U.S. citizens traveling and residing abroad” and include “factual information.”

The official said the U.S. applies “a no-double-standard policy to ensure that information about specific, credible, and non-counterable threats is shared with both the official and non-official U.S.-citizen community.”