LIBYA

Obama: Attack ‘Shocking’

In a speech at the White House on Wednesday, President Obama condemned the “outrageous and shocking” attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya in the “strongest terms.” The White House says it will investigate whether the attacks were premeditated to mark 9/11’s anniversary. The violent attack killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens. But he also stressed that the event “will not break the bonds between the United States and Libya.” Obama insisted there is “no justification” for the attack—a further attempt by the White House to distance itself from remarks by the U.S. Embassy in Egypt that condemned the anti-Muslim film that inspired the attack.