Thursday, March 16, 2006

Lebanon and Syria Reimburse Denmark for Cartoon Damages

Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moeller said Syria and Lebanon have promised to pay for the extensive fire damage done to Danish missions during the Mohammed cartoon riots in Damascus and Beirut in February.

Moeller wrote in his parliamentary reply the total cost of the damage is being finally worked out at the present time, after which details will be sent to the governments of Syria and Lebanon with a request for compensation."

Rioters attacked and set fire to Denmark's embassy in Damascus and general consulate in Beirut during violent protests in February against the publication by Denmark's leading broadsheet Jyllands-Posten last September of controversial drawings of the Prophet Mohammed.

2 Comments:

At 1:29 AM, Blogger Prup (aka Jim Benton) said...

I like the underlining on 'said.' I'll believe it when I see it.

 
At 2:57 PM, Blogger Steven said...

I hope they charge interest.

 

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