Germany condemned what the foreign minister called a hate video on Friday after thousands of protesters in the Sudanese capital Khartoum stormed the German embassy and set it on fire in fury.

"I expressly condemn the attack on the German embassy in Khartoum and demand from the Sudanese authorities and government that the integrity and security of the embassy is restored," Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said in a press conference on Friday afternoon.

"I understand the fury in the Islamic world at the anti-Islamic hate video and I condemn this video, but this is no justification for violence and the storming of embassies or endangering of people's lives. The video is unacceptable and hurts the feelings of millions of believers but this is no justification for violence," he said.

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