Foreign Ministry Response to Bombing of Synagogue in Riga

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
April 5, 1998

The Foreign Ministry strongly condemns the criminal detonation of an explosive device at the synagogue in Riga on April 2nd, and wishes to express its support for the Jewish community in Latvia at this difficult hour.

The Foreign Ministry welcomes the Latvian government’s condemnation of this act, and its rapid response, and is certain that appropriate steps will be taken by the Latvian authorities to bring those responsible to justice as soon as is possible.