Role of Bureau of Diplomatic Security at the Israeli Embassy in Cairo

Taken Question
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 13, 2011

QUESTION: What role did U.S. Diplomatic Security officials play in diffusing recent hostilities at the Israeli embassy in Cairo? What was the extent of Diplomatic Security’s interaction with both Egyptian and the Israeli officials? As the situation unfolded, at any time did the United States shelter Israeli diplomatic officials?

ANSWER: As a matter of long standing policy, we do not comment on security matters.

PRN: 2011/1472