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Peter Yeo Statement on Attacks in Benghazi, Libya


Washington, D.C. (Sept. 12, 2012) — Responding to the attack on U.S. diplomats in Benghazi, Libya Tuesday, Peter Yeo, Vice President of Public Policy at the United Nations Foundation and Executive Director of the Better World Campaign made the following statement.

“I had the privilege of working with Chris Stevens several years ago during his time at the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. Chris was a 21-year veteran of the Foreign Service, and he served his country then just as he did in Libya—with a deep, selfless commitment to our nation and the democratic values we hold dear. As a Staff Assistant at the Bureau, Chris brought his sharp intellect and a sense of equanimity that bettered the work of all those around him, myself included. And as Ambassador, he operated with those same qualities as he saw through a transition to justice. His loss—along with the losses of the three brave Americans who also perished in this senseless attack—is mourned by all Americans, and truly all democracy-loving citizens of the globe.”

About the Better World Campaign

The Better World Campaign works to foster a strong relationship between the U.S. and the UN to promote core American interests and build a more secure, prosperous, and healthy world. The Better World Campaign engages policymakers, the media, and the American public alike to increase awareness of the critical role played by the UN in world affairs and the importance of constructive U.S.-UN relations.

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