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Obama: No act of terror will go unpunished

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Obama: No act of terror will go unpunished
United States President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton walk through the Colonnade of the White House as they prepare to make a statement in the Rose Garden on the violence in Libya, on September 12, 2012, in Washington, DC. UPI/Pat Benic | License Photo

GOLDEN, Colo., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama, on his eighth campaign trip to Colorado this year, Thursday vowed to bring to justice those who killed U.S. citizens in Libya.

"So what I want all of you to know is that we are going to bring those who killed our fellow Americans to justice," Obama said at the start of a campaign address before more than 8,000 people in Lions Park in Golden, Colo.

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"I want people around the world to hear me," the president said. "To all those who would do us harm: no act of terror will go unpunished. It will not dim the light of the values we proudly present to the world."

Obama praised slain U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and the other three diplomats killed at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Tuesday.

"No act of violence shakes the resolve of the United States of America," Obama said to applause. "And I've directed my administration to do whatever is necessary to protect all Americans who are serving abroad. It's one of my highest priorities as president."

Obama said the United States had stressed to foreign governments their obligation "to cooperate with us to protect our citizens.

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"That's part of their job," Obama said.

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