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Irish foreign minister ‘saddened and frustrated’ by attempted attack – Metro US

Irish foreign minister ‘saddened and frustrated’ by attempted attack

FILE PHOTO: Irish FM Coveney and his German counterpart Maas
FILE PHOTO: Irish FM Coveney and his German counterpart Maas attend news conference in Berlin

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said he was “saddened and frustrated” by the hijacking of a van and its driver in Belfast on Friday in an apparent attempt to attack an event he was speaking at on the Northern Ireland peace process.

“Saddened & frustrated that someone has been attacked & victimised in this way and my thoughts are with him & his family,” Coveney said in a Twitter post after police closed down the venue where he was due to appear.

(Writing by Conor Humphries; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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