Obama demands Libyan cooperation on Benghazi attack

Obama demands Libyan cooperation on Benghazi attack
# 14 March 2013 01:33 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday pledged support for Libya in its transition and laid emphasis on the North African nation's cooperation in bringing to justice the attackers on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, APA rpoerts quoting Xinhua.

The president dropped by a meeting at the White House between his top security advisor Thomas Donilon and visiting Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, who was on his first tour of Washington, National Security Council spokesman Caitlin Hayden said in a statement.

Obama reaffirmed his commitment to bringing the perpetrators of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi to justice, and stressed the importance of Libya's cooperation with the ongoing investigation.

U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other American envoys were killed in the attacks, and the incident became a hot- button issue in the 2012 presidential campaign when the Republicans criticized the Obama administration for offering conflicting accounts -- first as one ensuing from anti-America protests, and then as an "act of terror."

In their meeting, Obama also told Zeidan that he has nominated Deborah Jones, a career foreign service officer, to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to Libya.

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