Clinton terms anti-Islam video 'disgusting'
Posted on: 11:50 PM IST Sep 13, 2012
Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday slammed the anti-Islam video that has triggered waves of anti-US protests in a number of Muslim countries, terming it "disgusting and reprehensible".
In a televised speech, Clinton stressed that the US government has nothing to do with the video, Xinhua reported.
The secretary of state said there was "no justification" for responding to this video with violence.
Clinton urged leaders of other countries to stand up and condemn the violence.
"It is especially wrong for violence to be directed against diplomatic missions. These are places whose very purpose is to promote better understanding across countries and cultures," Xinhua quoted her as saying.
On Tuesday night, protesters stormed the US consulate in Benghazi, and set fire to the building, killing the US ambassador and three other staffers to protest against the video allegedly ridiculing Prophet Mohammad.
The film also ignited protests in Yemen, Iran and Egypt.