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An emotional day today at the State Department here in the US another terror attack against an American embassy abroad and the final day for the top diplomat.
National security correspondent Jennifer Griffin has the story.
The 67 secretary of state has left the building a -- farewell for Hillary Rodham Clinton as she exited -- -- Her staff -- the State Department calls to say goodbye.
Many believe they will see her on the public stage again in 20:16.
I am very proud to have been secretary of state.
I I will miss you.
Probably be dialing ops just to talk.
With the cloud of -- Ghazi hanging over her secretary of state Clinton's last day was marred by another attack on another US embassy overseas.
This time a suicide bomber in Turkey at a gate on the perimeter of the embassy in Ankara an embassy that his -- to be moved for security reasons.
The State Department today emphasized security at the embassy was reviewed in the wake of -- does -- which may have saved lives.
So was a result of the way that was heartened that we only.
Lost the one local security guard and in fact there were other security guards inside the building behind the glass.
-- -- Only shaken up by this.
Turkish authorities say they have identified the attacker alleging he belongs to a Marxist leftist domestic group in Turkey.
The revolutionary people's liberation party front.
However US officials say it is too early to determine who is responsible.
US intelligence sources have not ruled out involvement of al-Qaeda or even in -- Iranian proxy group angry at perceived US involvement in Syria.
For domestic reasons the Turks may not want it to appear that al-Qaeda -- in Turkey striking US targets.
For fear that local Turks will begin calling for the US military personnel to leave.
The first battery of the patriot missiles that the US sent to Turkey became operational on Syria's border today.
And it is widely believed inside Syria among -- allies that the US help the Israeli's target the convoy carrying.
NC seventeen missiles to Lebanon that was bombed inside Syria by Israeli warplanes two days ago.
In a swipe at her critics and the press -- she felt ask too many questions about -- Ghazi.
Secretary Clinton told the associated press and an exit interview that those who criticized the administration's handling up and got me.
Don't live in an evidence space world Brett.
Jennifer and now we're learning the Defense Secretary Panetta will testify on Capitol Hill about Ben Ghazi before leaving the Pentagon.
That's right he hadn't planned to but threats from some lawmakers.
To potentially hold up -- vote on Chuck Hagel as Panetta's replacement seems to have.
Press the Pentagon to to have Panetta go up -- to Capitol Hill that testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee next Thursday that's the same day the senate is expected to vote on tables nomination.
Meanwhile secretary of state John Kerry was sworn in today during a private ceremony on Capitol Hill.
He's already made headlines telling the Boston Globe President Obama picked him for the job a week before Susan Rice withdrew her name over the big -- controversy.
Which is a different timeline than what we've known before now Brett.
Jennifer Griffin live the State Department tonight Jennifer thank you.
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