U.S.: Attack on envoy in Syria part of ongoing intimidation campaign

30.09.2011                      02.Tischrei. 5772                      Rosch Haschanah 2

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U.S.: Attack on envoy in Syria part of ongoing intimidation campaign

Clinton condemns attack on U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford by Assad supporters, demands Syria take steps to protect U.S. diplomats.

The United States on Thursday strongly condemned an attack by pro-government Syrian protesters on the U.S. ambassador in Damascus, saying it was part of an "ongoing campaign to intimidate U.S. diplomats."
"Intimidation by pro-government mobs is just not civilized behavior. It is an inexcusable assault that reflects the intolerance on the part of the regime and its supporters," State Department spokesman Mark Toner said….