US State Dept. to review agents’ role after Uzbek incident

The State Department says it will review the role its diplomatic security agents play at photo opportunities following a weekend incident in Uzbekistan. In the incident a reporter was removed from a meeting between Secretary of State John Kerry and the Uzbek president. Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said Monday that the Bureau of Diplomatic Security would look into the matter after one of its

agents was filmed helping Uzbek guards remove The Washington Post reporter. The reporter had asked President Islam Karimov a question about human rights. Videotape of the Sunday’s incident in Samarkand shows a US and an Uzbek security agent prodding the reporter to leave the room. An American-accented voice is heard saying “take her out,” after the reporter asked the question.



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