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        10/11/2012, Tishrei 25, 5773

      New US Representative Arrives in Libya


      The United States announced, Thursday, that veteran diplomat Laurence Pope has come out of retirement to be the American charge d'Affairs to Libya. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the "warm welcome" that Pope received Wednesday evening on his arrival emphasizes the commitment of the U.S. to its relationship with Libya as the department reviews the nature of its presence in the north African nation following an attack on the consulate in Benghazi, a month ago, which took the life of Ambassador Chris Stevens.

      Pope was ambassador to nearby Chad. He retired from the diplomatic service 12 years ago.