The Loss of Ambassador Chris Stevens

The Victims of Pan Am Flight 103 are devastated by the horrendous attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya that took the life of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens; Sean Smith, a 10-year veteran of the State Department; and two former Navy SEALs, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods. It is a sad development for all, and we express our deep condolences to their families, friends and colleagues.

Ambassador Chris Stevens was a courageous and caring man. We know that many Libyans considered him their friend and ally. As Secretary of State Clinton has said, "This was an attack by a small and savage group, not the people or government of Libya". Ambassador Stevens was a friend of the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, and we appreciated his desire to work toward finding justice in the case. Overall, Ambassador Stevens was working for a better future with peace and friendship between the US and Libya, and we continue to support that future.