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Libya ambassador nominee vows sufficient security

Tuesday - 5/7/2013, 2:58pm  ET

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's choice to serve as ambassador to Libya says she will insist on sufficient security at any U.S. installation nearly eight months after a deadly assault killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Deborah Kay Jones tells the Senate Foreign Relations Committee the ambassador is the principal security officer. Jones says if there are any doubts about security, she would pick up the phone and call Washington.

Jones testified at her confirmation hearing Tuesday.

On Sept. 11, 2012, an attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, left Stevens and three other Americans dead. A scathing independent report faulted the State Department for inadequate security at the facility.

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