Barack Obama vowed on Wednesday to hunt down the killers of US ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans during an assault on its mission in Benghazi as suspicion grew that the diplomat was the victim of an organised attack by an Islamist group.
“Make no mistake: justice will be done,” Obama said at the White House. He described the killing, the first of a US ambassador since 1979, as “outrageous and shocking”.
Crucially, though, the president made it clear that the US would work alongside the Libyan government to track down those responsible and would not be turning its back on the Arab spring in Libya or elsewhere in the Middle East.
“This attack will not break the bonds between the United States and Libya,” he said.
President Barack Obama speaks in the White House Rose Garden on the death of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens. WSJDigitalNetwork video ;