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The US Embassy in Cairo warned that it has "credible information suggesting terrorist interest in targeting US female missionaries in Egypt." The State Department removed the Iranian militant group Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) from its terrorist list.
The office of National Intelligence Director James Clapper said the assault on the US consulate in Benghazi was a "deliberate and organized terrorist attack," contradicting previous statements by several administration officials. Some US agencies believe the attack was carried out by militants linked to al Qaeda. For security reasons, the State Department is temporarily pulling staff from its embassy in Tripoli.
Defense Secretary Panetta said the assault on the US consulate in Benghazi was clearly a terrorist attack. General Martin Dempsey said intelligence before the attack indicated certain groups were seeking to coalesce in eastern Libya. The maker of an anti-Islam film was jailed for violating his probation.