US names new diplomat to Libya to replace Stevens
[Al Ahram] The United States on Thursday named a new charge d'affaires to Libya following the murder of ambassador Chris Stevens in last month's cut-thoat attack on the US consulate in Benghazi. Veteran diplomat and Arabic speaker Laurence Pope has arrived in Tripoli
| Will they give this one real Marine guards, or is he going to have to rely on local hires with 'some English', like the dead man?|
...a confusing city, one end of thich is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
already, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement.
His appointment "emphasizes the commitment of the United States to the relationship between our two countries and to the people of Libya as they move forward in their transition to a democratic government," Nuland said.
"We will continue to assist as Libya builds democratic institutions and broad respect for the rule of law -- the goals that Ambassador Stevens worked hard to achieve."
Pope has come out of retirement to take up the post at a time when the State Department is still investigating the September 11 attack in which Stevens and three other American diplomatic staff were killed.
Posted by: Fred 2012-10-12