Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the Attack on the U.S. Consulate-General in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia

December 8, 2004

  1. Japan extends heartfelt sympathy for those who were killed and condolences to the bereaved families in the attack on the U.S. Consulate-General in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, that took place at 11 a.m. (Japan time: 5 p.m.) on December 6 local time, and hopes for the quick recovery of the injured.

  2. Japan strongly condemns acts of terrorism that sacrifice innocent people and will cooperate with the international community to eradicate terrorism.

  3. The Government of Japan will continue its utmost efforts to secure the safety of Japanese residing in or visiting foreign countries.

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