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Philippines condemns attack on U.S. diplomats in Libya

Other News Materials 13 September 2012 13:08
The Philippine government on Thursday condemned the killing of four Americans in Libya, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, Xinhua reported.
Philippines condemns attack on U.S. diplomats in Libya

The Philippine government on Thursday condemned the killing of four Americans in Libya, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, Xinhua reported.

"We condemn any violence on any person especially in this case, the U.S. Ambassador," Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda said in a news briefing.

A separate statement issued by the foreign affairs department said the Philippines was "outraged by the horrific, criminal and senseless act of violence" in Libya.

"This was a serious violation of longstanding norms of international law with deep historical roots that diplomatic and consular agents are not to be harmed and that the diplomatic and consular premises are inviolable," the department said.

Stevens, another U.S. diplomat and two security officers were killed Wednesday after a mobwho were protesting the online release of a film that ridiculed the Muslims and their faith broke into the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and set it ablaze.

Lacierda said he was not aware if the U.S. Embassy in Manila had requested for additional security following the incident.

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