Russian President Condemns Attack on US Diplomats in Libya
Russian President Condemns Attack on US Diplomats in Libya Location: Sochi, Russia (September 13, 2012) -Video from RIA Novosti (Видео с Российское агентство международных новостей) The US Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, was killed by Islamist gunmen on Wednesday along with three other Americans. The attack was part of a riot in Benghazi over a US film insulting Islam. Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the killing on Thursday, calling it an "outrageous crime". He expressed his condolences to the families of the victims. "We do not support any armed groups that seek to resolve domestic issues through the use of force, we do not understand the ultimate goals of these people," the president said. Putin urged all governments that arose after the Arab Spring not to forget their responsibilities for what happens on their territories. "If the state does not react to religious provocation in a tough and timely manner, the people who feel offended will take matters into their own hands and begin to defend their interests and beliefs. Sometimes, these outbursts take unacceptable forms when people use unacceptable methods," he said. The Russian president also expressed his hope that the international community will unite in the fight against terrorism. "I very much expect that this tragedy will prompt us to step up this joint effort in fighting the threats of extremism and terrorism." Vladimir Putin, Russian President (speaking Russian): "We condemn this crime <b>...</b>
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