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Press Release

Correction for the Record

January 27, 2012

As we have stated in previous press releases, there is absolutely no truth to reports that U.S. embassy employees or diplomats were involved in hit-and-run incidents using U.S. diplomatic vehicles, injuring or killing protestors in January 2011 in Cairo.  There is also no truth to statements alleging that the keys inside U.S. diplomatic vehicles are coded and can only be used by U.S. Embassy employees.

On January 28, 2011, however, a number of our U.S. Embassy vehicles were stolen.  After these vehicles were stolen, we heard reports of their use in violent and criminal acts.  If true, we deplore these acts and the perpetrators. Egyptian authorities have conducted an investigation that has led to the recovery of some of these stolen vehicles.