The United States raised its preparedness at missions in Arab and other Islamic countries, Friday, ahead of the potentially violent period after mid-day prayers, in light of the furor over the seven-month-old anti-Islamic video which has already resulted in violent protest in the Muslim world. Tunisia and Egypt announced, Thursday, that demonstrations would not be allowed opposite American missions, as they were last week.
Kol Yisrael government radio reported, Friday, that U.S. Undersecretary of State William Burns visited Libya on Thursday. He told Libyan leaders that last week's murder of American Ambassador Chris Stevens in Benghazi would not affect ties between the two countries.