What happened to the American ambassador?

What happened to the American ambassador?

On September 11, 2012, at 9:40pm local time, members of Ansar al-Sharia attacked the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi resulting in the deaths of both United States Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith.

What U.S. ambassadors have been killed?


Ambassador Post Killed by
Guy Eid Belgian ChargĂ© d’Affaires to Sudan killed by Black September
George Curtis Moore Interim United States ChargĂ© d’Affaires to Sudan
Cleo A. Noel, Jr. United States Ambassador to Sudan
Rodger Davies United States Ambassador to Cyprus killed by EOKA B

Does the U.S. have an ambassador in Libya?

Incumbent. Richard B. Norland The United States Ambassador to Libya is the official representative of the President of the United States to the head of state of Libya.

Why is there no US embassy in Libya?

Following the death of Ambassador Stevens, the American Embassy in Tripoli was headed by Charge Greg Hicks. On July 26, 2014, Embassy operations in Libya were suspended due to ongoing violence between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the Embassy in Tripoli. The mission was relocated to Valleta, Malta.

Who was the last US ambassador to be killed?

Stevens was the eighth U.S. Ambassador to be killed while in office….J. Christopher Stevens.

Chris Stevens
Born John Christopher StevensApril 18, 1960 Grass Valley, California, U.S.
Died September 11, 2012 (aged 52) Benghazi, Libya
Cause of death Assassinated during 2012 Benghazi attack
Political party Democratic

Can the US export to Libya?

U.S. goods exports to Libya in 2019 were $412 million, up 69.0 percent ($168 million) from 2018 but down 38 percent from 2009. U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Libya totaled $66 million in 2019.

Who does U.S. support in Libya?

Support for Elections in December 2021 The United States strongly supports the work of the Libyan interim Government of National Unity to ensure elections are held in December 2021.

Is there a U.S. Embassy in Libya now?

The U.S. Embassy in Tripoli remains closed. U.S. citizens in Libya who seek emergency assistance or routine consular services should contact the U.S. Embassy in Tunis.

Is there still a U.S. Embassy in Libya?