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World leaders stand united strongly condemning vile attack in Nice ,France @onthemarketblog

Late last night the world was shocked with a horrific terror attack of innocent people and children, enjoying Bastille Day in Nice a holiday resort town, south of France. World leaders have united and strongly condemned the act as an attack on the liberty of France it's people and world peace.  

French authorities investigate a truck driven in a terror attack,which plowed through crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice ,France .The driver ,french Tunisian born was eventually shot dead by police.At least 84 people have died, including children with many more injured and critically ill.One British national is feared among the causalities.

Events that unfolded that day 

Statement by the US President Obama on the Attack in Nice, France

On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other loved ones of those killed, and we wish a full recovery for the many wounded. 

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. We stand in solidarity and partnership with France, our oldest ally, as they respond to and recover from this attack.

On this Bastille Day, we are reminded of the extraordinary resilience and democratic values that have made France an inspiration to the entire world, and we know that the character of the French Republic will endure long after this devastating and tragic loss of life.

Francios Hollande Predsident of France official statement Nice attack Présidence de la République 

Horror… Horror has just descended on France once again.

As I speak, 77 people have sadly been killed, including several children, and some 20 people are in a critical condition. It cannot be denied that this was a terrorist attack and, once again, it was an extremely violent one, and it’s clear that we must do everything to ensure we can fight the scourge of terrorism.

The driver was shot dead. At this point we don’t know whether he had any accomplices, but we’re making sure that his identification, which is going to be confirmed, can put us onto any possible leads.

France was hit on its National Day, 14 July, the symbol of freedom, because human rights are denied by the fanatics, and because France is obviously their target.

On behalf of a nation in tears, I express our solidarity with the victims and their families.

All resources are being deployed to help the injured. The White Plan mobilizing all hospitals in the region has been triggered. After Paris in January 2015, then in November last year, along with Saint-Denis, now Nice, in turn, has been hit. The whole of France is under the threat of Islamist terrorism.

So in these circumstances, we must show absolute vigilance and unfailing determination.

Many measures have already been taken. Our legislative arsenal has been strengthened considerably. But because this is the summer season, we must further increase our level of protection.

So I’ve decided, at the Prime Minister’s proposal and together with the ministers concerned – the Defence and Interior Ministers – firstly that we’ll maintain Operation Sentinelle at a high level, which enables us to mobilize 10,000 soldiers, in addition to gendarmes and police.

I’ve also decided to call in operational reserves – i.e. all those who have at some point served under the flag or been in the gendarmerie – to come and help relieve the pressure on the police and gendarmes. We’ll be able to deploy them wherever we need them, particularly for border control.

Finally, I have decided that the state of emergency, which was to end on 26 July, will be extended by three months. A bill will be submitted to Parliament by next week.

Nothing will make us yield in our determination to combat terrorism, and we’re going to further intensify our strikes in Syria and Iraq. We’ll continue to hit those who attack us on our own soil, in their hideouts. I announced this yesterday morning.

A meeting of the Defence Council will be held tomorrow [on 15 July]. It will examine all the measures which we’ve already taken and which I’ve just announced. It will therefore enable all the necessary personnel to be deployed on every site and in every town and city where we need protection and vigilance.

Following this Defence Council meeting, I’ll go to Nice with the Prime Minister to support the city and its elected representatives in this ordeal and to mobilize all the necessary capabilities.

France is deeply distressed by over this new tragedy. It’s horrified by what has just happened, this monstrosity of using a lorry to kill, to deliberately kill dozens of people who had simply come to celebrate 14 July.

France is in tears, it’s deeply distressed, but it’s strong and will always be stronger – I assure you of that – than the fanatics who seek to attack it today./.

Manuel Valls French Prime Minister Statement

UK Prime Minister Theresa May made a statement following the attack in Nice yesterday.I am shocked and saddened by the horrifying attack in Nice last night.

Our hearts go out to the French people, and to all those who have lost loved ones or been injured.

While the full picture is still emerging, it seems that at least 80 people are feared dead and many others have been injured.

These were innocent victims enjoying a national celebration with their friends and families.

We are working urgently to establish whether any British nationals were caught up in the attack.

Our ambassador is travelling to Nice today with consular staff and they will be doing all they can to help anyone affected.

I have asked my Deputy National Security Adviser to chair a COBR meeting of senior officials to review what we know and what we can do to help.

And I will speak to President Hollande today and make clear that the United Kingdom stands shoulder to shoulder with France today as we have done so often in the past.

If, as we fear, this was a terrorist attack then we must redouble our efforts to defeat these brutal murderers who want to destroy our way of life.

We must work with France and our partners around the world to stand up for our values and for our freedom.

The Union Flag and the Tricolour are flying at half-mast over 10 Downing Street as a mark of respect following the attack.

Foreign secretary UK Boris Johnson Vid 

Saddiq Khan Mayor of London

Speaking on a visit to Gatwick Airport, Mr Khan said: “I will reassure all Londoners that today we will be reviewing our own safety measures in light of this attack and that I and the Metropolitan Police Commissioner will do everything possible to keep Londoners safe.”

“Londoners today stand united with Nice and all of France in our grief,” he added.

We're also united in our determination to root out and defeat the sick and evil individuals who have tried to divide us with this cowardly act of terror.

“They will not win. Not in France, not in London, not anywhere.

“We will defeat their poisonous and twisted ideology.”

Prime minster of India Shri Narendra Modi

Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has strongly condemned the horrific attack in Nice, France.

“Appalled by the horrific attack in Nice. I strongly condemn such mindless acts of violence. My thoughts are with the families of deceased.

I hope the injured recover soon. India shares the pain & stands firmly with our French sisters & brothers in this hour of immense sadness,” the Prime Minister said.

President of India , Shri Pranab Mukherjee

The President of India, has strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Nice, France.

In a series of tweets, the President said “I am shocked to hear about the terrorist attack on an innocent crowd of people gathered to celebrate the Bastille Day in Nice, France. I strongly condemn the perpetrators of the terrorist attack in France. India stands shoulder to shoulder with the people and Government of France as it responds to this attack. We will strengthen our cooperation with France and other countries in the fight against terrorism. I convey my heartfelt condolences to families of bereaved; prayers for speedy recovery of injured in attack”.

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has also written to the President of the Republic of France, His Excellency Mr. Francois Hollande, conveying condolences on the loss of lives in a heinous act of terror last evening in Nice. 

In his message, the President said, “I am deeply pained to learn that France is once again afflicted by a major tragedy caused by a heinous act of terror last evening. The pre-meditated massacre of innocent people as they were participating in Bastille Day celebrations - including, sadly, many children, is an unspeakable crime.

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on this shocking incident. The people of India stand beside the people of France with solidarity and sympathy. We share your grief at the loss of lives and pray for the swift recovery of the injured”.

People's Republic of China Premier Li Keqiang 

Premier Li sends condolences to victims in Nice attack

Premier Li Keqiang extended deep condolences to victims of an attack in Nice, France, and expressed his sincere sympathies to their families and those wounded.

China firmly opposes all forms of terrorism, Premier Li said to the Chinese and foreign press as he walked to the ASEM Summit held on July 15 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier expressed dismay.
"A day that was dedicated to the joy and the pride of the French nation has gone tragically to an end and has senselessly lost their lives, many people," he explained. Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel wrote on Twitter: "There are terrible images that reach us from Nice Our thoughts are with the friends and relatives.."

Angela Merkel Chancellor of Germany [video]

President of the European Parliament President Martin Schulz expresses his deep sorrow and condolences following the attack 

This morning, I would like to express my deep sorrow following the attack last night in Nice. On behalf of the European Parliament, I would like to extend my condolences to the families and friends of the many victims. I send my wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured. I commend the courage and solidarity of both the emergency services and ordinary citizens of Nice.

Those who have committed this act of appalling cowardice chose a symbolic date, a moment which is special for French people and their national heritage.

Our determination to fight against terrorism, in France, in Europe and throughout the world is not deterred.

Physical and psychological wounds will be slow to heal but I call on the French people to stand strong and united against these acts of hatred. France should not surrender its values of freedom, equality, and fraternity.

President Jean-Claude Juncker President of the European Commission statement on the attacks on Nice

I am deeply shocked and distressed by the horrible ordeal that has struck the beautiful town of Nice on this national holiday.

I would like to express my greatest solidarity with the victims, their families and all the French nationals grieving after this cowardly, heinous act of terror.

France can count on the European Commission to continue supporting it and the other members of the European Union in the fight against terrorism inside and outside our Union. Our determination will only be matched by our unity.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin

Last night we all heard about another outrageous terrorist attack in France. I understand that the President and many of France’s leaders are too busy now for telephone conversations. Therefore, I would like to address Mr President publicly.

Dear Francois,

Russia knows terrorism and the threat it creates for us all. Our people have had to deal with similar tragedies many times, and we are deeply distressed at the news. We would like to express our sympathy and solidarity with the French nation.

The criminal act in Nice that resulted in death and injury, including among Russian citizens, was committed with extreme atrocity and cynicism.

I would like to stress again that only through a united effort can we defeat terrorism.

Mr President, I kindly ask you to pass on my words of most sincere sympathy and support to the victims’ families and friends, and wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured.

Primeminster of Russia Dmitry Medvedev 

Expressed his condolences to the Prime Minister of France Manuel Valls on the terrorist attack in Nice

“We mourn and share the grief of the French people. There were citizens of many counties among the killed and injured.

Terrorism knows no borders and is a challenge to the entire world. We must stand together in our response. And given that force is the only language terrorists and their sponsors understand, we must use it.”