Russia’s chief communist says U.S. envoy in Libya died as `dog’
September 19, 2012 – 12:36 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – Russian Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov has
angered the U.S. administration by derogatory comments on the recent
killing of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, RIA Novosti
reported citing the Kommersant daily.
`The American ambassador to Libya was shot like a dog. He was the main
expert on the Libyan `revolution.’ He reaped what he sowed,’ Zyuganov,
leader of the second largest political party in Russia, tweeted on
Monday, Sept 17.
U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens was killed along with
three colleagues when rioters attacked the U.S. consulate in the
Libyan city of Benghazi on September 11, after protests about the film
The Innocence of Muslims.
Citing an unnamed U.S. State Department source, the daily said
Zyuganov’s statement would not go unnoticed but reaction will most
likely follow November’s presidential election.
That response will come whether the presidential election is won by
incumbent President Barack Obama or his Republican rival Mitt Romney,
the source added.
Zyuganov’s press service named the employee responsible for managing
the Communist Party leader’s Twitter account as Denis Parfyonov,
Parfyonov told the daily his responsibility only covers technical
aspects of the Twitter account, and all tweets are dictated personally
`We type in what Gennady says word-for-word and do not make anything
up,’ Parfyonov said.
Zyuganov would face the most severe sanctions if the U.S. presidential
race is won by Romney, who is known as a vocal critic of Russia and
who recently named the country `the number one geopolitical foe’ of
the United States, Kommersant said.
From: A. Papazian