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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) today released the following statement regarding the attacks on U.S. embassies yesterday including one on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya that left four Americans dead:

“I strongly condemn the senseless and heinous attack on our diplomatic corps in Libya that led to the death of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families in this time of mourning.  There is absolutely no excuse for these unprovoked attacks.

Ambassador Stevens represented our country admirably and was a steady hand guiding Libyans toward freedom during the chaotic revolution.  His goal, and that of his team, was to see a free and peaceful Libya arise from the ashes of the revolution.  Senior government officials in Libya have rightfully condemned these attacks, but now they must work to hold accountable those who committed these vicious attacks.  The murders of innocent Americans abroad will not be tolerated.

In every corner of the world, Americans serving in our military and our diplomatic corps put their lives on the line while representing our nation.  The attacks in Libya and Egypt are horrific reminders that they are at risk in a dangerous world and we must provide the resources and tools they need to ensure their safety.

The Libyan and Egyptian governments must do more than merely condemn these outrageous attacks.  They must help end this violence immediately.”