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Lowey Statement on Attack on U.S. Consulate in Libya


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Congresswoman Nita Lowey, Ranking Democrat on the Appropriations State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, today issued the following statement on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya:

"I condemn in the strongest possible terms the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, which resulted in the death of four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens. The diplomatic personnel who died in Benghazi were serving their country and helping the people of Libya make the transition to a more secure and democratic future.

"Attacks on diplomatic missions cannot be tolerated and the Libyan government must identify and hold accountable those individuals who were responsible for this deadly attack.

"My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, and I will work with the Administration to ensure sufficient resources are available to increase security and protection at U.S. embassies and consulates around the world."

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