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A message from David Huebner U.S. Ambassador to N.Z. & Samoa

It has been a busy, very difficult day across the State Department, our diplomatic Missions abroad, and other U.S. Government facilities and agencies.

We have grieved for our four murdered colleagues while moving to respond in various ways to the outrageous, cowardly attack on our Benghazi Consulate that claimed their lives.

As Secretary Clinton said at the start of the day, “There will be more time later to reflect, but today, we have work to do.”

In addition to the flurry of behind-the-scenes activity at home and abroad, there were several brief but powerful public engagements.

Flags were lowered to half mast at American diplomatic missions and other facilities around the world.

President Obama spoke from the White House Rose Garden about the events of yesterday, and Secretary Clinton delivered public remarks from the Treaty Room of the Department of State. You can watch their eloquent, powerful appearances below, or you can read the transcripts of their respective statements at the hyperlinks in the prior sentence.



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