Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Obama administration and Tunisia

"MR. CROWLEY: Again, I – let’s talk about the situation in Tunisia. I do not see the two as being directly linked, but we continue our dialogue with the Government of Tunisia.
QUESTION: Are you aware that the government recently closed all schools and universities until further notice?
MR. CROWLEY: We are concerned about – we understand and --
QUESTION: It’s a pretty drastic step.
MR. CROWLEY: Well, we – to the extent that we understand the government has a very legitimate right to ensure the safety of its citizens..."