According to a U.S. Embassy spokesman in Yemen, all personnel are safe. A senior official in the Obama administration said that the Yemeni government had aided the U.S. in maintaining order.
Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi, president of the Republic of Yemen, apologized to the U.S. for the attacks, the Yemeni embassy in Washington, D.C. said in a statement released early Thursday.
Protests outside the U.S. Embassy in Cairo turned violent again Wednesday night and early this morning. Security forces used tear gas and warning shots to fight off the protesters, who managed to break through a barbed wire barrier. The efforts of security forces managed to push demonstrators back more than 600 feet to Tahrir Square.
Mahmoud Hussein, the secretary general of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo, has called for peaceful protests after Friday prayers in front of Mosques in all cities across Egypt "in response to the insults to the religious beliefs and the Prophet."
In Berlin, the U.S. Embassy said early Thursday that its consulate in Berlin has been evacuated as a precaution after an employee reported a strange smell from an envelope, but German police said later it was a false alarm.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried today to deflect some of the anger away from the U.S.
"Let me state very clearly -- and I hope that is obvious -- that the United States government had absolutely nothing to do with this video," she said. "We certainly hope and expect that there will be steps taken to avoid violence and prevent the escalation of protests into violence."
She said the State Department is monitoring protests in Yemen and elsewhere. Clinton said that she believes the film is "disgusting and reprehensible," but that there is no justification for responding to it with violence.
Just who made the movie is a mystery. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, told The Associated Press in an interview near Los Angeles that he was a manager of the company that produced "Innocence of Muslims." Nakoula denied that he'd directed the film, and said he knew the self-described filmmaker, using a pseudonym name identified only as "Sam Bacile." But the cell phone number The AP used Tuesday to contact the filmmaker was traced to the same Los Angeles area address where The AP found Nakoula.