Germany Strongly Condemns Attacks on US Missions
Enlarge image Ambassador Peter Ammon (© German Embassy, Washington, DC / by C. Avril) Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle in Berlin and German Ambassador Peter Ammon in Washington both strongly condemned yesterday’s attacks on US diplomatic missions in Egypt and Libya. In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Ambassador Ammon expressed his condolences for those staff members killed in the attacks, including US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.
“I was deeply shocked by the terrible news of the heinous attack on the American consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, and the death of the American Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, as well as three other embassy consulate employees.
My thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims and with all colleagues of the US diplomatic service. These kinds of attacks are attacks against us all and the values for which we stand.
On behalf of my country and all German Embassy staff in Washington, I would like to express my sincere condolences to the surviving family members of the victims and to our colleagues in the Department of State.”