US President Barack Obama on Wednesday condemned the attack that killed the ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans in Benghazi, dpa reported.
He praised the diplomats, pointing to efforts by Stevens during the Libyan revolution last year. "They exemplified America's commitment to freedom, justice, and partnership with nations and people around the globe, and stand in stark contrast to those who callously took their lives."
Obama directed "all necessary resources" to provide security to US interests in Libya and at other diplomatic posts worldwide, and stressed that the US opposes such violence.
"While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants," he said.