Date set for Clinton to testify

2013-01-08 22:11

Washington - The top Republican on the US Senate foreign relations committee says Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify this month on the deadly 11 September 2012 assault in Libya.

Among those killed in the Benghazi attack was the US ambassador to the country, Christopher Stevens.

Clinton will testify on 22 January, the day after President Barack Obama's inauguration and the first day the Senate returns to Washington after a two-week break. Senator Bob Corker disclosed the date in an interview on MSNBC.

Clinton had been scheduled to testify last month, but fell during an illness and suffered a concussion. She recently left the hospital after treatment for a blood clot in her head and returned to work on Monday.

Clinton had promised to appear before the Senate and House foreign affairs panels before stepping down soon.

Obama has nominated Senator John Kerry to replace her.