America turning its back to the Government of the Renaissance after sabotage embassy
Ambassador: The Tunisian government will pay “bill” the damages to the embassy
Monday, November 01 1433 – September 17, 2012
U.S. Ambassador in Tunis, Jacob Walles, on Monday, a local radio station that “sabotage attacks on the U.S. Embassy and the American School on Friday, the Tunisian government will pay his bill as it is known in international law.”
He told the Tunisian people: “What DID extremists, would be disastrous effects on your life and your economy, it is very difficult to convince Americans to invest in the country is safe.”
He added that “the development of Tunisia and its global image is not good.” Tunisian government also bore responsibility for what he called “the lack of protection measures,” the embassy and its surroundings.
Protect diplomatic headquarters
Commenting on the U.S. ambassador, said the expert in international law structure Mahfouz’s “Arab. Net” It “is a legal standpoint, and based on the international conventions of diplomatic and consular relations, especially the Vienna Convention of 1973, which is exposed to prevent crimes against protected persons international, including diplomats, there is a set of principles that must be respected, notably the protection of the inviolability of diplomatic and consular buildings. ”
Mahfouz stressed that international conventions explicitly states as a mandatory “that there is a duty and a responsibility to protect diplomatic headquarters, and a commitment to address those untouched or threatens its security.” He added that the right of the affected state “that calls for the host country to respect its international obligations and to make reparation for the damage caused by the breach of those obligations, and it could take all means to maintain their interests in the framework of international law.”
Mahfouz pointed out that it “remains to prove that what happened from an attack on the U.S. embassy bear the Tunisian government responsibility, whether that Tunisia has violated its obligations? Does that acts that would be attributed to the Tunisian state?”.
Mahfouz said the International Court had already in 1980 that has condemned Iran, against the backdrop of the hostage-taking at the U.S. consulate in Tehran.
He Tunisian Minister of Tourism told media that the U.S. decision to withdraw non-essential staff “exaggerated a bit,” and said that “acts of violence in Tunisia remains an occasional”, pointing to the existence of what he called “discourse bad with events” and “negligence security Tunisians.”
The Tunisian government has condemned what happened from attacks on the embassy, but the ambassador’s remarks show and indicate that an apology is not acceptable.
The new U.S. ambassador in Tunis, Jacob Walles, is the second Ambassador of the United States of America, in Tunisia after a year and a half on the revolution of January 14, 2011.
For many observers of the U.S. strategic influence in the Maghreb region, especially Tunisia, has increased with the arrival of Islamist rule. After that was the area in the past, “monopoly” on the French influence, which is a candidate for the increasing role and more expansion after the revolutions of the Arab Spring that started from Tunisia.
After the “Battle” embassy
Washington had supported the Tunisian Revolution, and President Obama warmly received large Beji Caid Essebsi former prime minister.
And dealt also “positively” with the rise of Islamists to power, has visited many of the leaders of Renaissance Movement, including Rachid Ghannouchi and Washington, and had their meetings “high” with officials and decision-makers there, indicating that the United States consider and “watching” seriously democratic transition in Tunisia led by the Islamist movement, some even talking about the fact that Tunisia is a candidate for the “informer” democracy in the region.