State Dept. Congratulates Libya on Revolution to ‘Enjoy…Peace, Security, and Prosperity’

Jon Street | November 2, 2012 | 4:01pm EDT
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 file photo, a man looks at documents at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. The graffiti reads, "no God but God," " God is great," and "Muhammad is the Prophet." (AP Photo/Ibrahim Alaguri)

( – Following the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, the U.S. State Department said on Friday that Libya fought a revolution to enjoy a “democratic future with peace, security, and prosperity.”

“The Libyan people fought a difficult revolution in order to enjoy a democratic future with peace, security and prosperity,” read a State Department press release issued on Nov. 2.

 “The United States congratulates the Libyan people on the formation of a government. This is a critical milestone in their democratic transition. We encourage the country’s leaders to build democratic and security institutions and to promote economic development and the rule of law,” the statement continues.

The State Department also said that it looks forward to working “closely” with Libya and is “committed” to supporting the Libyan people during the transition to a new government.

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