New Envoy Says U.S. Supports Libya

    Image #: 19745445    Laurence Pope, charge d'affaires to Libya, talks to the media in front of the Libyan Foreign Ministry in Tripoli October 15, 2012, after his meeting with Libya's Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammed Abdulaziz.  REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny (LIBYA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)       REUTERS /ISMAIL ZITOUNY /LANDOV

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    In his first comments since arriving in Libya, new envoy Lawrence Pope said the United States remains “deeply committed to supporting the aspirations of the Libyan people.” Pope was appointed envoy after Ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi along with three other Americans in September. Pope said that the U.S. would “continue on the path” forged by Stevens and work to help the Libyan people “build a sovereign, stable, and economically prosperous nation.” Pope said the U.S. would track down and punish those who carried out the attack in Benghazi.

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