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European Commission

MEMO

Brussels, 14 September 2012

Statement by President Barroso on the attack of the German and the British embassies in Khartoum, Sudan

"Let me address [another] issue we have been following with great concern: the absolutely unacceptable attacks against the German embassy and the British embassy in Khartoum. We condemn it in the strongest terms. This is unacceptable, and it is against all the rules of the civilized world. Nothing justifies these kinds of attacks.

Yesterday I received in Brussels the President of Egypt, Mr Morsi, I had the occasion to express also my strong condemnation for attacks on Islam. Respect of all the religions and the freedom of religion but nothing justifies violence against embassies, against diplomatic personnel, and I hope that all the issues can be treated in a peaceful, respectful way.

Once again I want to express on my own behalf and on the behalf of the Commission my very sincere solidarity to Germany, to the government of the Federal Republic, and to all those who feel threatened at this moment, as also to other countries like Britain."


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