In response to the recent dissemination, by a blogsite dedicated to purveying disinformation, of photos taken years ago during the tenure of the prior U.S. Ambassador to Thailand, the U.S. Embassy would like to issue the following statement:
Ambassadors and Embassy personnel regularly meet with a broad cross section of Thai nationals, not just with students and youth, but also with government, military, business and other leaders. Such meetings do not imply endorsement of any views.
The United States government is not funding or otherwise providing support to any of the protests in Thailand.
The United States does not support any individual or political party; we support the democratic process and the rule of law.
As friends of Thailand, we encourage all sides to continue to act with respect and restraint and engage in constructive dialogue on how to move the country forward.