06 décembre 2012

Intervention at the OSCE Ministerial Council First Plenary Session

Thank you very much and thanks to Foreign Minister Gilmore and the Republic of Ireland for hosting us today. We applaud your work as chair in office of the OSCE, to reaffirm this organization's core principles and strengthen its capacities to promote peace and security, champion democracy, and defend universal human rights and dignity. And we join with all members in welcoming Mongolia as the newest participating state. As we approach the 40th anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act, it is important to remember that those accords and... [Lire la suite]
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06 décembre 2012

Hungary PM promises to protect Jews

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday condemned a call by a far right Jobbik lawmaker to draw up lists of Jews as "unworthy" of his country, promising he would protect all citizens from any kind of discrimination. Orban was responding to comments by Marton Gyongyosi, one of Jobbik's 44 lawmakers in the 386-seat parliament, who said on November 27 during a debate on violence in the Gaza Strip that it would be "timely" to draw up a list of people of Jewish ancestry who posed a national security risk. His remarks, for which he... [Lire la suite]
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05 décembre 2012

Hungary: FM slams anti-Jewish remark

Hungary's foreign minister said Wednesday that calls by an extreme-right politician to register the country's Jews as potential security risks were "completely unacceptable" and the worst yet in a series attributed to the legislator's party. Janos Martonyi also denied suggestions that his country was lenient with neo-Nazis and other right-wing extremists, telling reporters "Hungary does not put up with" actions by such groups and individuals. "Hungary has the strongest laws against such manifestations," he said after meeting in Vienna... [Lire la suite]
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