Embassy security 'inadequate'
State Department spokesman Sean McCormack gives details on the U.S. embassy attack in Belgrade.
• Serb protesters attack U.S. Embassy
Added On February 21, 2008
BELGRADE; Serb rioters enraged by Kosovo's secession stormed the U.S. embassy in Belgrade and set it on fire, leaving one person dead and drawing swift condemnation from Washington and the U.N. Security Council.
The U.S. State Department said the lack of protection for its mission -- riot police were nowhere to be seen when the attack began on Thursday -- was intolerable and demanded the Security Council respond.
"The members of the Security Council condemn in the strongest terms the mob attacks against embassies in Belgrade, which have resulted in damage to embassy premises and have endangered diplomatic personnel," the Security Council said in a unanimous statement.
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