On Tuesday evening, we learned of the violent attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt and the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which claimed the lives of 4 American citizens, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. I strongly condemn these attacks on our embassies and American diplomats. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those who died and were injured. I will continue to monitor these situations as instability in the Middle East persists.