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Mon Oct 1, 2012, 03:25 PM

State Dep't Rejects Call for UN Ambassador to Quit [View all]

Source: AP/NYT

State Dep't Rejects Call for UN Ambassador to Quit
Published: October 1, 2012 at 2:19 PM ET

WASHINGTON (AP) The Obama administration on Monday rejected a demand from a senior Republican lawmaker that the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to resign.

Rep. Peter King of New York said last week Susan Rice's explanation of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was a foreign policy failure.

He told CNN that Rice a possible candidate for secretary of state if President Barack Obama wins re-election should resign for comments she made five days after the attack saying the evidence gathered at that point indicated it was not a premeditated or coordinated strike.

Officials now say it was a planned terrorist attack distinct from the mob protests in the Arab world over a U.S.-made Internet video ridiculing Islam.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/10/01/us/politics/ap-us-us-libya-attack.html?_r=1&ref=news

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