“Zero tolerance against anti-Semitism in Hungary”

Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has sent a letter of “solidarity and support” to his US counterpart over a shooting on Saturday that claimed eleven lives in a Pittsburgh synagogue.

In his letter to Mike Pompeo, Szijjarto called the lone terrorist’s act “unbelievably evil and shocking”. He expressed sympathy with the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to all those injured. Szijjarto noted the Hungarian government’s “zero tolerance policy” against anti-Semitism and rejection of any form of racism. “Hungary stands with the United States in the difficult days after the tragedy,” he added. The US and Israel can always rely on Hungary’s support in their fight against terrorism and anti-Semitism, Szijjarto wrote.

Meanwhile, former US Ambassador to Hungary Eleni Kounalakis drew parallels between the shooting and “anti-Semitism in Hungary”. Government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs rejected her statement in a tweet:

Source: MTI/Hungary Journal
Photo: MTI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s