United Against Terrorism: World Leaders Condemn France Attack
We will continue to confront any politician who insults our religion and values. We feel we owe no apology to anyone for expressing our strong opposition to racism and xenophobia. We categorically deny any effort to associate us with any kind of violence.— Fahrettin Altun (@fahrettinaltun) October 29, 2020
India has also expressed solidarity with France and condemned this attack.
Apart from India, Turkey, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also denounced the attack.
I strongly condemn the recent terrorist attacks in France, including today's heinous attack in Nice inside a church. Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and the people of France. India stands with France in the fight against terrorism.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 29, 2020
Regarding the attack, Iran said that it is an 'escalating vicious cycle of hate speech, provocation and violence' and called the attack an 'act of terrorism'.
I am appalled to hear the news from Nice this morning of a barbaric attack at the Notre-Dame Basilica. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families, and the UK stands steadfastly with France against terror and intolerance.— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) October 29, 2020
Regarding the knife attack, Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said, "We will continue to defend freedom, our democratic values, peace and the safety of our citizens." We are united against terrorism and hate.
We strongly condemn today's terrorist attack in #Nice.— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) October 29, 2020
This escalating vicious cycle—hate speech, provocations & violence—must be replaced by reason & sanity.
We should recognize that radicalism only breeds more radicalism, and peace cannot be achieved with ugly provocations. pic.twitter.com/X5cbxkkrsm