August 4, 2013
Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), the vice chair of the Senate
Intelligence Committee, said Sunday that the recent signs of a potential
terrorist attack are the “most serious threat I’ve seen in the last
The issue prompted the United States to close many of its embassies
over the weekend and issue a warning to Americans traveling abroad.
The U.S. State Department on Sunday extended the closure through
Saturday for 19 embassies, consulates and smaller posts “out of an
abundance of caution,” spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a written
statement. Several other posts, including embassies in Kabul and
Baghdad, will be allowed to reopen Monday.