NBC NEWS: Libyans and “foreigners” carried out the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, Libyan President Mohamed Magariaf told NBC News on Saturday.
Magariaf’s interview with NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin was the first time any Libyan official has said foreigners were involved in the planning and execution of the Tuesday night attack that took the lives of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others.
“We have assumptions and we have some information, and all that information we have now leads to the same direction about the perpetrators, the criminals,” Magariaf told NBC in the interview aired on “Nightly News” Saturday.
Foreigners were involved in the planning and execution of the attack, he said.
Magariaf did not identify where the foreigners came from but said he was sharing details with U.S. officials.