Our Danish correspondent TB has translated a statement from Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen about today’s embassy bombing in Pakistan, as published in Jyllands-Posten :
Fogh: An attack on Denmark
PM Anders Fogh Rasmussen (V) calls the bomb attack against the Danish embassy in Pakistan an abominable crime and an attack against Denmark.
“We perceive this as an attack on the Danish embassy and as such an attack on Denmark,” Anders Fogh Rasmussen stated in a press conference after Monday’s bomb attack on the Danish embassy in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad.
The prime minister says that the government is following the situation closely and that the Pakistani president, prime minister and foreign minister have delivered their condolences and regret what happened.
“It is a despicable and cowardly attack which has taken innocent lives and hurt many. In this tragic situation my thoughts and deepest sympathy go to the victims and their relatives,” Anders Fogh Rasmussen says.
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At the same time he urges people to stay calm during the struggle to find out who is behind this, and what the background was for the bomb attack.
“Nobody has claimed responsibility for the bomb. But no matter who may be behind this, and what the motive may be, we are talking about a despicable crime, which we condemn in the strongest terms,” reports the Foreign Ministry.
Fogh states that Denmark will not change its course on the fight against terrorism because of this.
“I can say for sure that Denmark will not change its politics because of terror. We do not give in to terrorists. We will continue the course as we have done so far,” he says.