Top Obama envoy meets Libyan leaders

Obama`s top anti-terror adviser John Brennan Libya`s leadership on the continuing probe into the Benghazi Consulate attack.

Last Updated: Oct 10, 2012, 22:28 PM IST

Washington: US President Barack Obama`s top anti-terror adviser John Brennan has travelled to Libya to meet the African nation`s leadership on the continuing probe into the Benghazi Consulate attack that left four Americans dead.

"The two sides discussed the continuing investigation into the Benghazi attacks, including specific additional steps Libya can take to better assist the US in ensuring that the perpetrators are brought to justice," National Security Council Spokesman Tommy Vietor said Wednesday.

He was speaking after the meeting between Assistant to President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan and top Libyan leadership.

"Brennan, on behalf of President Obama, expressed support for Libya`s ongoing government formation and transition to democracy and accepted condolences for the tragic deaths of four Americans in Benghazi last month," Vietor said.

Brennan among others met the Libyan President.

Both sides reaffirmed their strong commitment to countering terrorism and violent extremism, he said.

"Brennan encouraged Libyan officials to move quickly on refining their policies and advancing government capabilities in the security and justice sectors, and urged Libya to take full and timely advantage of specific offers of assistance from the United States and other international partners," he said.

According to Vietor, Brennan reinforced US support and commitment to the Libyan people and their leaders as they undertake the hard work of governance and reform necessary to build a new Libya.