Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement on the attack on U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert:

“I was very concerned to learn of the violent attack on Ambassador Lippert in Seoul.  My thoughts are with the Ambassador as he begins his recovery from the injuries sustained in this attack.  Ambassador Lippert holds an important post, entrusted with the very strong, and very important, relationship between the United States and South Korea.

“I am thankful to Ambassador Lippert and the many U.S. diplomats abroad.   They do important work.”