Obama vows to hunt killers of US ambassador to Libya
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - President Barack Obama vowed on Tuesday to hunt those behind the "attack on America" in Libya that killed the United States (US) ambassador and said a "disgusting" film that insulted Muslims was no excuse for violence.
"The attacks on our civilians in Benghazi were attacks on America. There should be no doubt that we will be relentless in tracking down the killers and bringing them to justice," Mr Obama told the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.
But while eulogizing US ambassador Christopher Stevens, who was killed two weeks ago along with three other Americans, Mr Obama also styled the attack as not just an assault on America, but also on the ideals behind the UN.
"Today, we must affirm that our future will be determined by people like Chris Stevens, and not by his killers. Today, we must declare that this violence and intolerance has no place among our United Nations."