"U.S. embassies and consulates are sometimes forced to limit or, at
times, suspend visa services because of natural disasters,
civil unrest, war, and/or security concerns,
among other reasons. The list below notes the U.S. embassies and
currently provide limited visa services...
"SEVP and DoS have resolved the interface difficulties between their respective systems as of close of business, November 18, 2011. DoS has instructed embassies and consulate to resume issuing F, M, and J visas immediately." - ICE, Broadcast Message 1111-02 – Comment, Nov. 21, 2011 .