U.S. believed security for Seoul ambassador adequate before attack




 
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March 7th, 2015  
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Topic: U.S. believed security for Seoul ambassador adequate before attack


By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. government experts believed security for the U.S. ambassador to South Korea was adequate before he was slashed by a knife-wielding attacker, in spite of current high tensions with North Korea, the State Department said on Friday. U.S. ambassador Mark Lippert needed 80 stitches after his face was cut at a forum discussing Korean unification in Seoul on Thursday by an assailant who had made multiple visits to North Korea between 1999 and 2007.




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