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 several years.”
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.