Everything You Need to Know About the U.S. Embassy Closures

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  • Why Were the Embassies Closed?
  • Where Did the Threats Originate?
  • Have Legislators Addressed the Public?
  • Have There Been Similar Threats Made in Past Years?
  • Does Benghazi Have Anything to Do With the Current Situation?
  • Has There Been Any Backlash About the Closings?
  • Has Anything Else Been Shared With the Public?
  • Everything You Need to Know About the U.S. Embassy Closures
  • Which Embassies Are Closed?

Have Legislators Addressed the Public?

Lawmakers first publicly disclosed the seriousness of the threat on Sunday on Meet the Press. “This specific threat, that we’ve been briefed about over and over again, [has] reached a new level,” said Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois). The senator revealed that Vice President Joe Biden had briefed him and other senators last week about which embassies were particularly vulnerable.

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