Statement by the NATO Secretary General on the bomb attack on the US Embassy in Turkey

  • 01 Feb. 2013 -
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  • Press Release (2013) 013
  • Issued on 01 Feb. 2013
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  • Last updated: 01 Feb. 2013 20:25

I strongly condemn today’s bomb attack on the Embassy of the United States in Ankara, which killed and injured a number of people. This is an outrageous attack on the diplomatic premises of one Ally, on the territory of another Ally. It shows a reckless disregard for human life and for the inviolability of diplomatic staff.

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen during his monthly press briefing at the Residence Palace in Brussels

I offer my sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims, and I express my full solidarity with the governments of Turkey and the United States.

There is no justification for such acts of violence. Terrorism in all its forms and manifestations can never be tolerated.