H. RES. 783
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 13, 2012
Mr. McCaul submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to the attacks on United States diplomats in Libya and Egypt.
Whereas, on September 11, 2012, United States Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, was brutally and savagely murdered during a violent attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, Libya;
Whereas three other United States citizens were also killed during the attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, including Sean Smith, a foreign service information management officer;
Whereas the attack in Benghazi followed protests at the United States embassy in Cairo, Egypt, on the same day;
Whereas, on September 11, 2012, protestors climbed the walls of the United States embassy in Cairo, Egypt, and desecrated the American flag, the ultimate symbol of the United States;
Whereas a spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt responded to the attacks on the United States embassy in Cairo, Egypt, by saying that the United States should do a better job of protecting Islam;
Whereas it is inexcusable that the Governments of Libya and Egypt did not provide for the adequate protection of foreign diplomats, embassies, and consulates; and
Whereas the attacks on the United States embassy in Cairo, Egypt, and the assassination of the United States ambassador to Libya is a direct attack against United States interests: Now, therefore, be it
That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that until the Governments of Libya and Egypt formally apologize to the United States and condemn in the strongest possible terms the savage attacks on United States diplomats in Benghazi, Libya, and Cairo, Egypt, and assure the safety of United States diplomats in Libya and Egypt, consistent with the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, the President should immediately suspend all United States foreign assistance to the governments of such countries.