The US Embassy: Violence is not the way to resolve differences


The Embassy of the United States of America has condemned the acts of violence at the Parliament during which several MPs were injured and among them was SDSM party leader, Zoran Zaev.

The Embassy stated that violence is not in accordance with democracy and is an unacceptable way of resolving differences.

“We condemn the violence in Parliament in the strongest terms. It is not consistent with democracy and is not an acceptable way to resolve differences. It is critical all parties respect democratic processes and the law, and refrain from violent actions which exacerbate the situation. A majority of MPs elected Talat Xhaferi as Speaker of Parliament during a regular, continued session of Parliament witnessed by members of the public and the press. We will work with him to support democracy and to advance the interests of Macedonia”, reads the reaction from the US Embassy.

The violence at Parliament was also condemned by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“We condemn in the strongest terms the attack on the Parliament in Skopje!” wrote the German MFA on its Twitter account.

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