Monday, July 18, 2011

White House: Obama met with the Dalai Lama as a religious leader


Defended the White House, Monday, the meeting of U.S. President Barack Obama, the first on Saturday with the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, pointing out that Obama met with him in his capacity as a religious leader, after China's offer of a formal protest with the U.S. Embassy in Beijing

The spokesman said the official White House Jay Carney during the brief daily press, that the meeting with the Dalai Lama in the White House was an expression of support for Obama to maintain the unique traditions of Tibet and the rights of the Tibetan people, stressing that there has been any change in official American position that Tibet is part from China

And protesting the Chinese government routinely to hold anymeetings of international leaders with the Dalai Lama on the grounds that it is seeking independence for his homeland

She described the Chinese Foreign Ministry meeting on Saturday in Washington as a flagrant interference in the internal affairs of China and hurt the feelings of the Chinese people, and also demanded that Washington stop supporting the separatist forcesof anti-China, which seeks independence for Tibet

The Dalai Lama concluded his visit to the United States, whichlasted for two weeks with a speech in Chicago on religious intolerance, and also participated in a panel discussion withreligious leaders, American Muslims, Christians and Jews

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