Obama cites Arab Spring 'progress'
- Published: 25 Sep 2012 at 22.26
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UNITED NATIONS -- US President Barack Obama insisted Tuesday there has been "progress'' since the Arab Spring but said the recent turmoil in the Muslim world showed the hard task of achieving true democracy.
Under pressure over his handling of the Arab Spring from Republican opponents who have cast him as an apologist and an appeaser as they seek to oust him from office in November, Obama robustly defended his course.
Obama slammed the anti-Islamic film that has sparked unrest in Muslim countries as "disgusting'' and vowed to hunt down those behind the attack in Benghazi that killed the US envoy to Libya and three other Americans.
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