UAE condemns attack on US Consulate in Benghazi

ABU DHBAI: The United Arab Emirates condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which resulted in the killing of U.S Ambassador John Christopher Stevens and a number of employees of the Consulate, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement tonight.

The statement called on the Libyan government to strictly abide by all the terms of 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations which, in articles No. 22 and 29 in particular, regulates diplomatic immunities and practices and calls for protection of diplomatic missions by hosting states.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also called for quick and transparent investigations into the attack in order to bring perpetrators to justice.

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