Foreign Office minister David Lidington, told the BBC that the risk of terrorism in the region has been ongoing for some time but that the Foreign Office would not issue its current advice to leave if there were not serious reason to do so.
The terrorism risk has been there for some time, before Mali and before the Algeria crisis of last week.
I cannot comment further on operational matters but the safety of Britons is our primary concern at the Foreign Office.
We only issue the kind of advice we have, to leave Benghazi, if we have information on a credible and imminent threat.
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