CAIRO, March 23 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said a bomb attack in Jerusalem on Wednesday was a “horrific terrorist attack”.
Gates, speaking during a visit to Cairo, said he did not see the situation in Israel deteriorating, despite the attack.
“It’s obviously a horrific terrorist attack. I extend sympathy to the families of those who have been injured. But I think, I don’t think I would characterize the situation there as deteriorating,” Gates said. (Reporting by Phil Stewart; Writing by Tom Perry)