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Envoy Reprimanded for Calling Quayle ‘an Insult’

Associated Press

Sweden has reprimanded its consul general in New York for describing Vice President-elect Dan Quayle as “an insult to the American voters and to the rest of the world,” a Foreign Ministry spokesman said today.

Apologizing for his remark in an election eve television interview, Consul Arne Thoren was quoted in today’s editions of the Dagens Nyheter newspaper as saying: “I realize I, as consul general, should not have said that about Quayle. It was uncalled for and I was not as careful as I should have been.”


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