The Straits Times
Published on Oct 10, 2012

Top Obama terror aide presses Libya for action


WASHINGTON (AFP) - The top White House anti-terror official John Brennan on Wednesday pressed Libyan leaders to hunt down those guilty of the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi.

The White House said Brennan met Mohammed Megaryef, president of the Libyan national assembly, and addressed "specific additional steps Libya can take to better assist the US in ensuring that the perpetrators are brought to justice."

"Both sides reaffirmed their strong commitment to countering terrorism and violent extremism," National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said.

"Mr Brennan encouraged Libyan officials to move quickly on refining their policies and advancing government capabilities in the security and justice sectors," Vietor said.