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Palestinians apologize for arms in Prague embassy

English.news.cn   2014-01-14 23:17:31

PRAGUE, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- A senior representative of the Palestinian Foreign Ministry apologized to the Czech Republic for arms possession and the explosion that claimed its ambassador Jamal al Jamal's life in the embassy apartment, the Czech Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday.

"He passed an official apology from the Palestinian side for the illegal arms possession in the area of the Palestinian diplomatic office and for the whole security incident that resulted in the tragic death of the Palestinian ambassador," said a Czech Foreign Ministry statement.

"Both sides have agreed that they should now wait for the results of the police investigation into the affair. The Palestinian side has voiced its readiness to fully accept the conclusions," it added.

The ministry said the Palestinian side stressed it had taken the necessary measures to prevent such incidents from repeating.

Palestinian ambassador Jamal succumbed to injuries he suffered in an explosion when handling the embassy's safe in his diplomatic flat in the Prague-Suchdol neighbourhood on Jan. 1.

Czech police are investigating the incident as killing caused by negligence and on suspicion of illegal arms possession after they found some unregistered weapons in the embassy building.

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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