facebook
twitter
search
search

China condemns Benghazi attack

Sept. 13, 2012 at 7:14 AM
| License Photo

BEIJING, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- China condemned the deadly attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, saying the current Libyan regime must protect the lives of all foreign diplomats.

"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," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said. "And we strongly condemn the violent deeds."

The official Xinhua news agency reported China believes the Libyan regime bears the responsibility and obligation to take all measures to protect the life and property of foreign institutions and their staffs under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Texas man killed in apparent alligator attack
Police arrest N.C. soldier with assault rifle headed to mall photo shoot
North Korean biochemical weapons researcher defects to Europe
Four accused in slave-labor trafficking ring on Ohio egg farm
Kentucky clerk sued for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses