The United States and Libyan government agreed to work together in investigating the deadly attacks on the U.S. Consulate that occurred Tuesday night, reported Reuters.
U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed during a protest outside the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The presidents’ of the two countries involved spoke on Wednesday evening and
“agreed to work closely over the course of this investigation,” the White House said.
The attack occurred during a protest against a U.S. produced film that portrays Islam’s prophet Mohammed in an unflattering light. But the attacks also happened on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and U.S sources believe the attack was planned before the protest and attackers used the protest as a diversion.
The U.S. military is moving two destroyers to the Libyan coast and is also dispatching a Marine Corps anti-terrorist security team to boost military presence and security in Libya.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi stated that he
“rejects efforts to denigrate Islam, but underscored that there is never any justification for violence against innocents and acts that endanger American personnel and facilities.”