Trump Condemns Murder Of Russian Diplomat By ‘Radical Islamic Terrorist’

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President-elect Donald Trump issued a statement Monday condemning the gunning down of the Russian ambassador to Turkey.

“Today we offer our condolences to the family and loved ones of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, who was assassinated by a radical Islamic terrorist,” Trump said. “The murder of an ambassador is a violation of all rules of civilized order and must be universally condemned.”

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