MONTREAL, Sept 12, 2012 (AFP) -
MONTREAL, Sept 12, 2012 (AFP) –
Canada on Wednesday strongly condemned of the attack on a US consulate in Libya that claimed the lives of the US ambassador and three other Americans.
“Canada strongly condemns and deeply regrets yesterday’s senseless attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya,” Minister for Foreign Affairs John Baird said.
In Washington, US President Barack Obama paid tribute to Ambassador Chris Stevens and his slain colleagues, who died when Libyan protesters, angered by reports of a film deemed insulting to Islam, stormed the US compound.
Baird said: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the three other US 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,” the top Canadian diplomat added.