Monday, June 05, 2017

Quotes of the day 5th June 2017

"In the face of this new tragedy, France is more than ever at Britain's side. My thoughts go out to the victims and their loved ones."

French President Emmanuel Macron.

France "will continue to fight terrorism with all its powers, alongside the United Kingdom and all affected countries", he said.

"Today we are united across borders in horror and mourning, but also in determination.
"For Germany, I reiterate that in the fight against all forms of terrorism, we are resolutely at Britain's side."

German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

"New Zealand's thoughts are with the victims of today's attack,"

said Prime Minister Bill English. adding that.

"Too many lives are being taken by terrorists set on inflicting pain and suffering on innocent people."

Muslims everywhere are "outraged and disgusted at these cowards who once again have destroyed the lives of our fellow Britons,"
said the secretary general of the Muslim Council for Britain, Harun Khan.

 He added: "That this should happen in this month of Ramadan, when many Muslims were praying and fasting only goes to show that these people respect neither life nor faith."

Russian President Vladimir Putin "sends his deepest condolences to Britons and condemns the terrorist act that happened several hours ago in London", his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, quoted by Russian media.

Later in a telegram to UK Prime Minister Theresa May, Mr Putin said joint efforts to fight terrorism "should be a mutual response", according to a Kremlin statement.

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