President Obama condemned the attacked in Libya were U.S Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three staff members killed in an attack, Tuesday night in Benghazi, Libya.
"I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Right now, the American people have the families of those we lost in our thoughts and prayers. 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" President Obama said on a statement released Wednesday.
An angry protesters, opened fire while Ambassador Stevens was being driven from the consulate building to a safer location. Three others were killed. They were angry over a film that taunted Islam's Prophet Muhammad.
Stevens arrived in Tripoli in May 2012 as U.S Ambassador to Libya. He was also an international trade lawyer in Washington, DC., from 1983 to 1985.
Obama applauded Stevens fro his bravery, calling him "courageous and exemplary" representatives of the United States. Throughout the Libyan revolution, Stevens never give up and continued to served his mission for our country and the Libyan people.
"The brave Americans we lost represent the extraordinary service and sacrifices that our civilians make every day around the globe. As we stand united with their families, let us now redouble our own efforts to carry their work forward".
Secretary Hilary Clinton honored the U.S. diplomats, saying, "All the Americans we lost in yesterday's attacks made the ultimate sacrifice. We condemn this vicious and violent attack that took their lives, which they had committed to helping the Libyan people reach for a better future.
America's diplomats and development experts stand on the front lines every day for our country. We are honored by the service of each and every one of them".