Resigned three officials in the U.S. State Department report on the impact of the ministry criticized for failing in the security of the U.S. consulate in the city of Benghazi (eastern Libya), which was attacked on September 11 / September last year led to the deaths of the U.S. ambassador and three employees.
The Foreign Policy magazine reported that the three officials are Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security Eric Boswell, Assistant Secretary of State for the security of embassies Charlene Lamb, and a third official Unnamed from the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The chairwoman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the House of Representatives - which is dominated by Republicans - Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in a statement that "the resignation of three officials do not put an end to the issue, and must continue to hold the government responsible for failing to utter to prevent the occurrence of the attack and the possibility of renewal."
For his part, expressed surprise at Ed Royce Khalifa appointed Ros-Lehtinen failure to submit these resignations earlier, while rejected Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland Foreign confirm or deny this information.
The report issued by an official committee "independent" and published on Tuesday evening, concluded that there were deficiencies in the "leadership and management" in the offices of the U.S. Department of State.
The report criticized what he called the inferiority of coordination between officials in Washington and Benghazi to whom the responsibility for making decisions related to political and security concerns.
Were used in the attack, which was carried out by an Islamist group explosives and other weapons and killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other employees.
Has been formed and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to review the work of the government committee in September / September last year and then confirmed that they "take responsibility" for managing the consequences of an attack Benghazi.
At a time obliges Clinton her due to her health since more than ten days, he followed her assistant William Burns Wednesday a brief statement in front of reporters at the State Department before heading to Congress to testify in this case.
Burns acknowledged that the report refers to "serious problems and unacceptable" within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. "We have learned lessons are extremely harsh and painful in Benghazi."
In the view of Thomas Pickering, who is participating in the Committee, it is "clear that the Foreign Ministry did not provide the Security Benghazi mission, which was needed."