Clinton pledges full accounting of deadly Benghazi attack
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - United States (US) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday vowed to pursue a full accounting of the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi "wherever that leads," but cautioned that it could take time for a complete picture to emerge.
"There are continuing questions about what exactly happened in Benghazi on that night three weeks ago. And we will not rest until we answer those questions and until we track down the terrorists who killed our people," Mrs Clinton said in an appearance with Kazakhstan's visiting foreign minister.
"The men and women who serve this country as diplomats deserve no less than a full and accurate accounting, wherever that leads, and I am committed to seeking that for them and for those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation." Mrs Clinton's comments followed a demand by two Republican lawmakers this week for more information about the Sept 11 attack, which they said occurred after Washington repeatedly turned down requests from Americans in Libya for more security at the Benghazi consulate.
US Representatives Darrell Issa and Jason Chaffetz also said that the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold an Oct 10 hearing on the security situation leading up to the Benghazi attack, which killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other US government personnel.