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Donald Rumsfeld and EFE news agency

Published on 10/06/2004

10 June 2004

MADRID – The Spanish news agency EFE apologised Thursday about an error in a story about US Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld.

The story, used by Expatica last Friday, claimed Rumsfeld believed Spain would be a terrorist target this summer.

His reported words sparked a diplomatic row between Madrid and Washington.

But EFE news agency admitted Thursday it had mis-translated his words.

In fact, in reference to terrorist attacks, Rumsfeld said: “We’ve seen it, as I say, in Spain and many other countries.”

Expatica wants to clarify this error admitted by EFE.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news