Rice says 'incorrect' info on Libya's US consulate attack was not to 'mislead public'
United States Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice has admitted releasing incorrect information after September's attack on the American consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi
Rice, the diplomat hotly tipped to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, also insisted that there had been no attempt to mislead the public.
Rice said that her initial line that the Benghazi attack appeared to have sprung from a protest had been wrong.
The 48-year-old diplomat, during a TV interview said that it seemed to have developed out of protests over an anti-Islamic film, the BBC reports.
Later intelligence reports suggested that the attack, that claimed lives of four American diplomats, was possibly tied to Al-Qaeda affiliates.
According to the report, Rice said, that 'the talking points provided by the intelligence community, and the initial assessment upon which they were based, were incorrect in a key respect: there was no protest or demonstration in Benghazi.'
"While we certainly wish that we had had perfect information just days after the terrorist attack, as is often the case the intelligence assessment has evolved," she added.