Ashton says remarks on Toulouse were 'grossly distorted'

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March 20, 2012 13:44

 
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European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Tuesday that remarks attributed to her Monday referring to the attack in Toulouse were "grossly distorted" by a news wire service.

A statement released by Ashton's bureau said she "referred to tragedies taking the lives of children around the world and drew no parallel whatsoever between he circumstances of the Toulouse attack and the situation in Gaza."

Ashton, the statement added, "strongly condemns the killings at the Ozar Hatorah school" and extended her sympathies to the families and friends of the victims, as well as to the people of France and the Jewish community.

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