By Paul Rosenfeld | Nov 3 2012Ali Ani al-Harzi ,Benghazi ,Lindsey Graham ,saxby chambliss ,suspect ,
In a joint statement issued Friday, U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) said, â€œThe Tunisian government has granted in-person access to Ali Ani al-Harzi, a suspect in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.â€
Fridayâ€™s press release follows earlier warnings, made by Graham and Chambliss, that if not granted access to the suspect, the U.S. could reconsider aid to Tunisia.
They continued by assuring that â€œthe interviews will be under Tunisian supervision and consistent with their sovereigntyâ€ while simultaneously ensuring that these arrangements â€œmeet the needs of our investigative team.â€
The senators lamented the â€œunfortunateâ€ amount of time it took to gain access, but welcomed the development as proof that â€œthis tight collaboration between our countries shows the growing strength of our partnership.â€
Graham and Chambliss concluded by saying, â€œTunisia is where the Arab Spring began and these latest events reaffirm the growing alliance between our two countries.â€