Friday, July 15, 2016 UN, Barack Obama, France President Hollande & world leaders react to Nice Terror attack
Following the deadly Terrorist attack in Nice, France on Thursday night where a man used his truck to kill over 80 people before being shot dead by police, the United Nations and World leaders such as U.S President Barack Obama and the President of France François Hollande have condemned the attacks.
The United Nations Security Council released a statement condemning the attacks "The members of the Security Council condemn in the strongest terms the barbaric and cowardly terrorist attack."
French President Francois Hollande said that the incident had "all the elements to be called a terrorist attack".
"France has been hit on the day of celebration. This is a form of sabotage. Human rights are not respected by these fanatics," he said. "We will further strengthen our actions in Iraq and in Syria. We will continue striking those who attack us on our own soil."
US President Barack Obama issued a statement condemning what he said appeared to be "a horrific terrorist attack".
"I have directed my team to be in touch with French officials, and we have offered any assistance that they may need to investigate this attack and bring those responsible to justice," he said. "We stand in solidarity and partnership with France, our oldest ally, as they respond to and recover from this attack."
Speaking at an Asia-Europe summit in Mongolia, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said:
"All of us who have come together at the ASEM summit are united in our feeling of disbelief at the attack of mass murder in Nice. Germany stands in the fight against terrorism at France's side, united with many, many others. I am convinced that, despite all the difficulties, we shall win this fight."
Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, said:
"It is a tragic paradox that the victims of the attack were people celebrating liberty, quality and fraternity. We will stand united with the families of victims, the French people and the government in the fight against violence and hatred."