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U.S. ambassador lauds Italy over anti-Islam film

'Most reliable ally in Europe' says Thorne

19 September, 16:31
U.S. ambassador lauds Italy over anti-Islam film (ANSA) - Rome, September 19 - The United States' ambassador to Italy on Wednesday gave high praise to the Italian government's assistance with protests sparked by a film mocking the prophet Mohammed that was made in the U.S.

"The collaboration received from Italy - and directly from the premier and from the president of the republic - was of great help and usefulness; and it indicates how special and important our relationships are," said Ambassador David Thorne.

Thorne also called Italy America's "most reliable ally in Europe," adding "this has never been more true than in the last few weeks."