U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
January 21, 2014
STATEMENT BY MARIE HARF, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON
Political Tensions in Thailand
The United States strongly condemns increasing violence in Bangkok that has resulted in deaths and injuries. We urge Thai authorities to investigate these attacks and bring those responsible to justice. We urge all sides to refrain from violence, exercise restraint, and respect the rule of law.
The United States supports democratic institutions and processes in Thailand, our long-time friend and ally. We encourage all involved to commit to sincere dialogue to resolve political differences peacefully and democratically.