Paris, Nov 14 (IANS) The horrific terror attacks in Paris left world leaders shocked. This is how they reacted:
US President Barack Obama: “Outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians.”
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon denounced “the despicable terrorist attacks” and extended “his deepest condolences to the families of the victims”.
French President François Hollande: “Faced with dread, there is a nation who knows to defend himself, known to mobilize its forces and, once again, will defeat terrorists.”
British Prime Minister David Cameron: “Deeply shocked… Our thoughts and prayers are with the French people. We will do whatever we can to help.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel: “I was deeply shocked…”
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi: “News from Paris is anguishing and dreadful. Prayers with families of the deceased. We are united with people of France in this tragic hour.”
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang expressed “strong outrage and condemnation” and said Beijing firmly opposes all forms of terrorism.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker: “I am deeply shocked by the events in Paris. We stand in full solidarity with the people of France.”