President Barack Obama addressed the nation Wednesday morning, following the attack on the US Embassy in Libya that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

"There is no justification for this type of senseless violence," he said, asking

the world to come together to stand against such attacks. "This attack will not break the bonds between the United States and Libya."


Earlier, Mitt Romney responded to the attacks, also blasting the Obama administration's response. Click here to WATCH.


The president praised Stevens for working "tirelessly" for Libyans following the fall of the Qaddafi regime. "He was a role model to all who worked with him," Obama said.

He also promised that the US and Libyan authorities will work closely to find those responsible for the attack.

"Make no mistake, justice will be done."

WATCH PRESIDENT OBAMA'S ADDRESS:


READ PRESIDENT OBAMA'S FULL REMARKS BELOW:

“Good Morning. Everyday all across the world, American diplomats and civilians work tirelessly to advance the interest and values of our nation.

Often, they are away from their families, sometimes in great, great danger.

Yesterday, four of these extraordinary Americans were killed in an attack on our diplomatic post in Benghazi. Among those killed was our Ambassador Chris Stevens, as well as his Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith.

We are still notifying the families of the others who were killed and today the American people stand united in holding the families of the four Americans in our thoughts and in our prayers.


RELATED POSTS:

  • TRANSCRIPT, VIDEO - Hillary Clinton on Libya Attack: 'We Will Not Rest Until Those Responsible Are Brought to Justice'
  • Maker of Anti-Islam Film in Hiding After Movie Gets Blamed for Inciting Libya, Egypt Riots
  • Lindsey Graham: Obama's Lack of Leadership About to "Cause an Explosion" in Middle East

  • The United States condemns, in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. We’re working with the government of Libya to secure our diplomats. I’ve also directed my administration to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world.

    And make no mistake, we will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths.

    We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. But there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. None.

    The world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts. Already, many Libyans have joined us in doing so,
    and this attack will not break the bonds between the United States and Libya.

    Libyan security personnel fought back against the attackers alongside Americans. Libyans helped some of our diplomats find safety, and they carried Ambassador Stevens’ body to the hospital, where we tragically learned that he had died.

    It’s especially tragic that Chris Stevens died in Benghazi
    because it is a city that he helped to save. At the height of the Libyan revolution Chris led our diplomatic post in Benghazi.

    With characteristic skill, courage and resolve he built partnerships with Libyan revolutionaries and helped them as they planned to build a new Libya.

    When the Gadhafi regime came to an end Chris was there to
    serve as our ambassador to the new Libya, and he worked tirelessly to support this young democracy. And I think both Secretary Clinton and I have relied deeply on his knowledge of the situation on the ground there.

    He was a role model to all who worked with him and to the young diplomats who aspire to walk in his footsteps.

    Along with his colleagues, Chris died in a country that is
    still striving to emerge from the recent experience of war. And today the loss of these four Americans is fresh, but ourmemories of them linger on.

    I have no doubt that their legacy will live on through the
    work that they did far from our shores and in the hearts of
    those who loved them back home.

    Of course, yesterday was already a painful day for our nation as we marked the solemn memory of the 9/11 attacks. We mourn with the families who were lost on that day. I visited the graves of troops who made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan at the hallowed grounds of Arlington Cemetery, and had the opportunity to say thank you and visit some of our wounded warriors at Walter Reed. And then last night we learned the news of this attack in Benghazi.

    As Americans let us never, ever forget that our freedom is only sustained because there are people who are willing to fight for it, to stand up for it, and in some cases lay down their lives for it. Our country is only as strong as the character of our people and the service of those, both civilian and military, who represent us around the globe.

    No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for.

    Today we mourn for more Americans who represent the very
    best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.

    But we also know that the lives these Americans led stand in stark contrast to those of their attackers. These four Americans stood up for freedom and human dignity. They should give every American great pride in the country that they served, and the hope that our flag represents to people around the globe who also yearn to live in freedom and with dignity.

    We grieve with their families, but let us carry on their memory and let us continue their work in seeking a stronger America and a better world for all of our children. Thank you. May God bless the memory of those we lost, and may God bless the United States of America.”


    Follow Fox News Insider, the official blog of Fox News Channel on Twitter and Google+!