Washington: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is interviewing Libyans living in the US to ensure that there is no terrorist attack on America from Libya, its Director Robert Mueller said.

"We want to make certain that we are on guard for the possibility of terrorist attacks emanating somewhere out of Libya," Mueller said before the House Appropriations Committee.

"Whether be it Gaddafi's forces or, in eastern Libya, the opposition forces who may have amongst them persons who in the past have had associations with terrorist groups," he said in response to a question.

Mueller said the US has concerns with Yemen. "What's happening in Yemen has resulted in a reduction in cooperation when it comes to the counterterrorism side. In Egypt, we have to develop new relationships with the new entities that have been established," he said.

"We want to make certain that what is happening in Libya, to the extent that we have information in the US that may bear on what is happening in Libya, the opposition forces, who they are, what they're doing, we have a number of Libyans here in the US, whether it be students or visitors, and we're seeking that information.

"We also want to make certain that we are on guard with the possibility of terrorist attacks emanating somewhere out of Libya, whether it be Gaddafi's forces or in eastern Libya the opposition forces who may have amongst them persons who in the past have had associations with terrorist groups," Mueller said.

(Agencies)