Rice fails to allay Republican concerns

2012-11-27 22:44
(Stephen Chernin, AFP)

(Stephen Chernin, AFP)

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Washington - Three Republican senators who have met with UN Ambassador Susan Rice say they are more troubled now over her initial explanations about the 11 September raid in Libya that killed the US ambassador.

Rice met on Tuesday behind closed doors with three of her harshest critics, senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte.

Ayotte said Rice told them that her comments on national television that the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi was triggered by a spontaneous demonstration were wrong. She made the comments five days after the raid based on intelligence information.

The lawmakers said the Obama administration still must answer questions about the attack.

Obama is considering Rice as a successor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is expected to step down soon.

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