Wed, September 12, 2012
China

China condemns U.S. diplomatic compound attack

2012-09-12 17:37:43 GMT2012-09-13 01:37:43(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BEIJING, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei on Wednesday evening expressed the country's shock at attacks on a U.S. consulate in Lybia and voiced strong condemnation of the violent deeds.

"We are shocked at attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that caused the death and injury of a number of people, including the U.S. ambassador. And we strongly condemn the violent deeds," a press release quoted Hong as saying.

China believes the reigning regime of Lybia bears the responsibility and obligation to adopt all necessary measures to protect the life and property integrity of foreign institutions and their staff stationed in the country according to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

Attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on Tuesday evening killed the the U.S. ambassador to Lybia and several others and wounded more.

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