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Libya's defense minister agreed to remain in his post hours after he had resigned in protest, accusing armed militias who laid siege to several government ministries in Tripoli of committing an "assault on democracy."
Libya's ambassador to the U.S., Ali Aujali, has resigned. A high-level source in Tripoli confirmed Mr. Aujali’s resignation to The Washington Times on Monday evening, but did not give a reason for his departure. Mr. Aujali was unavailable for comment.
Libya's prime minister met Wednesday with President Obama at the White House and vowed that justice will be served in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi in which four Americans were killed.
The Obama administration and other Western governments ignored early warnings about small arms and explosives being smuggled out of Libya — weapons that now have fallen into the hands of al Qaeda-linked militants waging war across North Africa.
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has been hospitalized in Baghdad after suffering a stroke and is in stable condition, a spokesman for the prime minister said Tuesday.
Crucial negotiations on the status of U.S. forces remaining in Afghanistan after the NATO withdrawal in 2014 will begin in Kabul on Thursday, the foreign ministry said Sunday.
The terrorists "must be put to trial," Mr. Zeidan said. "As much as we regret the killing ... we are keen on reaching the truth and to see that justice is achieved."
Following his White House meeting, Mr. Zeidan went to the State Department, where he told Secretary of State John F. Kerry that his government will "work with the U.S. government to reach the truth" in the investigation.