U.S. Disturbed by Attack on Dutch Diplomat

The Moscow Times
Thursday 17th October, 2013

The U.S. has strongly condemned the attack on a senior Dutch diplomat in his Moscow apartment on Tuesday evening, and expressed concern about reports that the assault may have been directed against homosexuals. “We call on the Russian authorities to thoroughly investigate this unacceptable attack and bring to justice those responsible,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said at a briefing Wednesday. “We are also disturbed by a reported anti-LGBT element” to the assault, Psaki said, adding that it was “crucial for the Russian government to ensure a climate of tolerance and reassure their…

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