VIDEO: EU foreign policy chief Mogherini breaks down over Brussels attacks

Federica Mogherini cuts short news conference in Jordan after tears welled in her eyes, hours after attacks in the Belgian capital.

By REUTERS
March 23, 2016 01:06

Mogherini breaks down over Brussels attack

Mogherini breaks down over Brussels attack

 
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European Union's Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini cut short a news conference in Jordan after tears welled in her eyes, hours after attacks in the Belgian capital Brussels killed at least 30 people.

Mogherini praised Jordan for promoting "an Islam of peace and dialogue and cooperation" before cutting short the news conference adding, "you will understand today is a difficult day."

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As Jordan's Foreign Minister Nasser Joudeh began to speak, Mogherini appeared to fight back tears before shaking her head. "I'm sorry," she said, putting her head briefly on his shoulders and walking off the platform with him.

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