Saturday, 15 September 2012, 28 Shawwal, 1433 H
UAE urges UN to protect all
UAE carries a
message of moderation, peace and opposition to terrorism and fundamentalism in
all forms, Foreign Minister Shaikh Abdullah says
Dubai: As protests spread in the
region over an American–made film deemed offensive to Islam, the UAE has called
on the UN Security Council to exert all efforts to protect all religions from
such acts of defamation in order to stem violent reactions and extremism in the
The call was made by Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, who
met on Thursday with ambassadors of the five permanent members in the Security
Council - the United States, Britain, China, Russia and France.
The UAE has condemned the attack on the US mission in Benghazi, which killed US
ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
“The UAE carries a message of moderation, peace and opposition to terrorism and
fundamentalism in all forms,” Shaikh Abdullah said. His call came as violent
protests swept the region. In Yemen protesters stormed the US embassy, resulting
in the death of one protester.
Angry protests continued in Egypt
and spread to Iran, Gaza Strip, Iraq, Lebanon, Tunisia, Sudan and Bangaladesh.
Protests were also expected in Pakistan and Afghanistan.