President-elect Donald Trump on Monday condemned the assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, calling it a “violation of all rules of civilized order” and saying it was carried out by a “radical Islamic terrorist.”
“Today we offer our condolences to the family and loved ones of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, who was assassinated by a radical Islamic terrorist,” Trump said in a short statement.
The president-elect added: “The murder of an ambassador is a violation of all rules of civilized order and must be universally condemned.”
The attack, which claimed the life of Ambassador Andrey Karlov, 62, and wounded three others, was carried out by a gunman who shouted about the ongoing civil war in Syria.
“Don’t forget Aleppo. Don’t forget Syria!” the gunman exclaimed in Turkish.
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