Congressman Alan Lowenthal, a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs (HFAC), issued the following statement regarding the terrorist attack in Turkey on Friday, Feb. 1.
"My sympathies go out to those innocent individuals who were killed and injured in the terrorist bombing at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey. This incident highlights the dangerous world we live in and that American citizens and the symbols of democracy remain targets no matter where they are," the Congressman said.
"As deadly as it was, the magnitude of this attack was apparently minimized by security measures at the Embassy. Along with the earlier attacks in Libya and Egypt on US Embassies, this most recent attack clearly emphasizes the need to further strengthen the safety and security precautions of our Embassies worldwide."
As part of his role as a member of the HFAC, Congressman Lowenthal sits on the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats and the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade.