Foreign Minister Titus Corlăţean firmly condemns the recent attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which killed four US citizens, including the ambassador of the USA to Libya, Chris Stevens.
In the message of condolences he sent on 12 September 2012 to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Romanian foreign minister lamented the attack and stated:
“We are close to the families of the victims and to the American people in this new terrible test that strengthens our commitment to continue the fight against terrorism, to further our support for the democratic processes in the region, for whose edification Ambassador Chris Stevens and his colleagues sacrificed their lives. Romania and the United States cherish and respect the freedom of faith and religion, as long as it does not affect human lives.”
Romania requests the new Libyan authorities to urgently respond by measures to capture and bring before justice the perpetrators of that murderous attack. The international community must not condone such attacks against members of the diplomatic corps in the line of duty, which prejudice not only the diplomats of one country, but the entire international system.