CAIRO, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama asserted Saturday his rejection of the vindictive anti-Islam movie and stressed "violence against the innocent is not justified," official news agency MENA reported.
In a letter to Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, Obama expressed his appreciation for Egypt's efforts to secure the U.S. missions in Cairo, MENA quoted a press statement of presidency spokesperson Yasser Ali as saying.
Obama also expressed thanks for the statements issued by Morsi following the recent events targeting the U.S. embassy in Cairo, to condemn violence and assert protection for the diplomatic mission.
The U.S. president described Morsi's statements as part of the Egyptian values which boost the mutual partnership, saying he is looking forward to work with Morsi in the coming months to continue progress in the strategic partnership between Egypt and the United States.
On Sept. 11, Several thousands of Egyptians surrounded the U.S. embassy in Cairo in protest of the movie that insults Muslim's Prophet Mohammed, the clashes between the angry protesters and security forces left one died and more than 250 people injured.
The movie also infuriated the Muslim communities worldwide and in particular sparked protests and assaults against the U.S. diplomatic missions in Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Tunisia and Yemen.
BEIJING, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- A new wave of protests and assaults against U.S. diplomatic missions erupted in the Muslim world after Friday prayers, when people continued to vent their anger over an American film that was deemed an insult to Prophet Mohammed. Full story
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to "stand fast" against the recent wave of violence targeting American diplomatic missions, triggered by an American film that insults Prophet Mohammed and infuriated the Muslim communities worldwide.
Addressing a somber homecoming ceremony held at the Andrews Air Force Base near Washington D.C. for the remains of four Americans killed on Tuesday night in the Libyan city of Benghazi, the solemn- faced president said: "Their sacrifice will never be forgotten. We will bring to justice those who took them from us." Full story
CAIRO, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Demonstrations in several Arab capitals over the past few days against a U.S.-made movie deemed insulting Islamic Prophet Mohammed put the Arab countries in an embarrassing situation, portending deterioration of their relations with Washington, said analysts.
"These events will badly influence the Arab countries... which have witnessed most furious protests over anti-Islam film," Fakhry Tahtawi, professor of Political Sciences in Cairo University, told Xinhua. Full story