Updated: 05-Feb-2006 NATO Press Releases


5 Feb. 2006

Statement by the NATO Secretary General
on the attacks on Scandinavian embassies

I strongly condemn the attacks that have taken place on Scandinavian embassies in Syria and Lebanon. While I understand that many Muslims have been offended by the recently published editorial cartoons, there is absolutely no justification for this violence, nor can the freedom of the press in our countries ever be called in any way into question. I express my full solidarity with the Governments of the countries which have suffered these attacks.

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