Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:09 AM by CBS News
President Obama on Wednesday morning said that the United States is working with the Libyan government to bring to justice the attackers who killed four Americans in Libya overnight, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens.
"We will not waiver in our commitment to see that justice will be done," Mr. Obama said from the White House rose garden. "Make no mistake, justice will be done."
Stevens and three other Americans killed in an attack by Muslim protesters on the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi, the U.S. government confirmed Wednesday.
Mr. Obama said he has ordered heightened security at all U.S. diplomatic offices around the world in the wake of the attack, as well as protests in Cairo on Tuesday. Both incidents were sparked by hardline Muslims protesting a film made in the U.S. which insults the Muslim prophet Muhammad.
The United States, the president said, is "a nation that respects all faiths." However, he added, "There is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. The world must stand together to unequivocally reject these attacks."