UNDATED (CBS) -- There has been another attack on a U.S. embassy in the Middle East. And the killing of the Libyan ambassador may have been a planned attack designed to hit Americans on the anniversary of September 11th.
Protestors in Yemen stormed the U.S. embassy in the capital of Sanaa today. They tore at the heavily fortified main gate to try to reach the compound grounds.
This is the latest in a wave of violence over an American made anti-Muslim movie that swept up Libya and Egypt this week. Libyan ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed when gunmen attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
In Cairo, police are clashing with protestors for the third day in a row. President Mohamad Morsi says attacks against people or embassies will not be tolerated.
And in Benghazi, U.S. officials are investigating the death of Ambassador Stevens as a possible terrorist attack. President Obama promises the U.S. will find those responsible. He says, "We will bring their killers to justice."
The impact of the violent protests is not escaping politics. Mitt Romney called it 'disgraceful' that the U.S. embassy issued a statement hours before it's walls were scaled by protestors, condemning religious intolerance and then reiterating its statement after the breach. Romney says, "Having that embassy reiterate a statement effectively apologizing for the right of free speech is not the right course for an administration."
In an interview with 60 minutes' Steve Kroft, President Obama hinted that Romney jumped the gun. President Obama says, "Governor Romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first, name later." Kroft asks, "Do you think it was irresponsible?" The president replied, "I'll let the American people judge that."
The president says he rejects any efforts to denigrate Islam, but says there is no justification for the violence seen in the Middle East this week.
Yemen's embassy is reporting there were no casualties in the attack on the U.S. embassy.