Canada Deplores Deadly Attack on U.S. Consulate in Libya

September 12, 2012 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

“Canada strongly condemns and deeply regrets yesterday’s senseless attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the three other U.S. officials who lost their lives in serving their country.

“We call upon Libyan authorities to take all necessary measures to protect diplomatic premises in accordance with Libya’s international obligations. We also urge Libyan officials to ensure the extremists responsible are brought to swift justice.”

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