Embassy Attacks

Libyan Leader Delivers Personal Apology for Benghazi Attack

Pledges government will bring perpetrators to justice


Libyan leader Mohammed Magarief personally apologized to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday for this month's attack on the consulate in Benghazi, which killed four Americans, and pledged his government would bring the perpetrators to justice.

"What happened on 11th of September towards these U.S. citizens does not express in any way the conscience of the Libyan people, their aspirations, their hopes or their sentiments towards the American people," Magarief, the head of Libya's national congress, told Clinton at a meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly session in New York.

"Of course we … express our great readiness to cooperate with the U.S. government in order to cooperate in the investigation and bring those perpetrators to justice."