Foreign Minister: UN secretary-general’s statement “bizarre, outrageous”
Budapest, September 16 (MTI) – Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto on Wednesday said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s comments on developments in Hungary are “bizarre and outrageous” and “are not based on facts”.
Earlier the UN secretary-general said he has been “shocked to see the way refugees and migrants have been treated” and called Hungary’s actions “unacceptable”. He said all countries have their own domestic problems, but stressed that people stranded outside Hungary’s border were refugees.
Szijjarto said in response that the people Ban was referring to were “aggressive migrants” who had attacked police, injuring 14 of them. “Police were shielding a mother and her child who were swept away by the crowd. I am sorry but the UN secretary-general’s comments are not based on facts,” the minister said.