September 12th, 2012

Statement by NDP Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar on killing of US diplomatic staff in Libya

Today I was saddened to learn of the violent attack on the US consulate in Benghazi that killed US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens along with three embassy staff. New Democrats unequivocally condemn this brutal and senseless act of terrorism.

Our thoughts are with the family, friends and colleagues of all the US personnel stationed at the consulate during this attack, especially those who lost loved ones.

We ask the government to work with our international partners to send a clear message that this kind of violence is unacceptable. We must work together to ensure the people of Libya can live in a nation free of violence and fear.