President Obama Comments on Latest Terror Threats

Obama appeared on "The Tonight Show" to address terror threats that led to U.S. embassy closures.
2:20 | 08/07/13

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America this morning. -- this morning we are getting new details from the commander in chief about the terror threats which lead to the closings of US embassies. President Obama says -- the threat is real Americans should not change their overseas travel plans exist -- Bradley is joining us from Washington with Marla the president revealed overnight. Good morning tonight. Diana and John good morning word that an attack is imminent US military helped evacuate nonessential personnel from the US embassy in Yemen and this morning. Military is scouring the streets searching for al-Qaeda. The Obama administration is reportedly ordered a series of drone strikes in Yemen in an effort to disrupt the terrorist plot to attack the American Embassy and other western targets. This comes as the US navy reconnaissance plane circled over so not in search of terrorists. President Obama appearing last night on NBC's tonight show that despite the worldwide terror alert Americans should not cancel their overseas travel plans. If people are paying attention checking with a the State Department or embassy going on the web site before you travel find out what kind of precautions you should be taking. Then they're still makes sense for people to take take vacations. US officials believe this is the man behind the plot to see -- -- hot -- the leader of al-Qaeda in Yemen who is known for designing underwear bombs printer cartridge bombs and surgically implanted explosives. This group is. Fairly ingenious fairly bold. And eager to cause damage. This morning there are fears -- -- she's group could get help from a number of maximum security prisoners who have escaped from jail recently with the assistance of heavily armed militants. 500 were freed in Iraq more than a thousand from a prison in Libya. And close to 250. From a Pakistani jail. We're talking about battle hardened terrorists. Who are now out and doubt and presume we rejoin -- old comrades. US diplomatic posts across the Middle East and Africa -- remain closed through the weekend as the frantic search for these terrorist operatives continues -- And I'm Bradley in Washington DC for us this morning thank you.

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