White House holds high-level meeting on terror threat

Sunday, 04 August 2013 - 12:23




The White House held a high-level meeting about terror fears that prompted Washington to issue a travel alert and order its embassies across the Islamic world closed temporarily.


Those attending the gathering, chaired by National Security Advisor Susan Rice, included Secretary of State John Kerry, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.


Also present were the heads of the CIA, FBI and National Security Agency, as well as the US ambassador to the United Nations.