Clinton demands that Syria protect US diplomats

By REUTERS
September 29, 2011 22:22

WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday condemned an attack on the US ambassador in Damascus and demanded that Syria take steps to protect US diplomats.

"We condemn this unwarranted attack in the strongest possible terms. Ambassador [Robert] Ford and his aides were conducting normal embassy business and this attempt to intimidate our diplomats through violence is wholly unjustified," Clinton said.

"We immediately raised this incident with the Syrian government and we are demanding that they take every possible step to protect our diplomats according to their obligations under international law."


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