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Ambassador Joseph A. Mussomeli on Khmer Rouge Tribunal

The new US ambassador to Cambodia Joseph Mussomeli said the Khmer Rouge tribunal should be set up soon but it should meet international standard.

After a brief visit to the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide on Friday, Ambassador Mussomeli said it's time to bring the Khmer Rouge leaders to justice because "injustice delayed is justice denied."

In answering reporters' question whether the US will help fund the tribunal, Ambassador Mussomeli said it "will depend on whether the Khmer Rouge tribunal will meet international standard or not." He said as soon as "the US is sure that international standard of justice is met, the American people will be there." Ambassador Mussomeli on Thursday presented his credentials to Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni.

Ambassador Joseph Mussomeli's most recent post was Charge D'Affairs at the US embassy in the Philippines.