While speaking at the tech event, President Obama praised U.S. forces for capturing suspected terrorist in the attack on the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi, Libya.
Between September 12, 2012 and September 13, 2012, Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stephens, U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith and CIA contractors, Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty were killed.
Ahmed Abu Khatallah, is believed to be the mastermind behind the brutal attack, and the first of several suspects to be apprehended. Ahmed Abu Khatallah who was under surveillance for days by U.S. intelligence, was taken into custody this past weekend without resistance.
The President said Abu Khatallah will be brought to U.S. soil to face charges in federal court, "we are all aware of the tragedy that happened in Benghazi where four Americans, including our ambassador there, Chris Stevens, was killed in an attack on a consulate office there."
"I said at the time that my absolute commitment was to make sure that we brought to justice those who have been responsible." The President stated that this sends a "message to the world, that when Americans are attacked, no matter how long it takes, we will find those responsible and we will bring them to justice. Regardless how long it takes, we will find you. I want to make sure everyone around the world hears that message very clearly. My first solemn duty as President and as commander in chief is to keep the American people safe."
"There are a lot of danger, out there and a lot of challenges. Our diplomats serve with incredible courage and valor in some very difficult situations. They need to know that this country has their back and will always go after anybody who goes after us."
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