France, Paris (BBN)-World leaders unitedly condemned the terror attacks in Paris and offered support to it.
US President Barack Obama led the chorus of condemnation as he slammed the night of violence in Paris as an “attack on all of humanity”, reports the India TV.
He said that the United States stood ready to provide assistance for the French government.
“Those who think that they can terrorize the people of France or the values that they stand for are wrong,” Obama said in a hastily arranged appearance before reporters at the White House.
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee condemned the deadly terror attack saying, “Strongly condemn terrorist attacks in Paris. India stands firmly with France, my heart goes out to its people.”
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi too expressed shock and said that the tragedy is anguishing and dreadful.
“News from Paris is anguishing and dreadful. Prayers with families of the deceased. We are united with people of France in this tragic hour,” Modi said in a tweet.
British Prime Minister David Cameron said he was “shocked” by the Paris attacks and violence.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the French people. We will do whatever we can to help,” Cameron said on Twitter.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she is “deeply shaken by the news and pictures that are reaching us from Paris.”
The German leader issued a statement saying her thoughts were with the victims “of the apparent terrorist attack.”
The Secretary-General of the NATO alliance said that he is “deeply shocked by horrific Paris attacks.”
Jens Stoltenberg said in a Twitter message that “We stand together with the people of #France. Terrorism will never defeat democracy.”
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is condemning “the despicable terrorist attacks” in Paris and is demanding the immediate release of numerous hostages being held in the Bataclan theater.
US Secretary of State John Kerry described the attacks in Paris as “heinous, evil” and “vile,” calling them “an assault on our common humanity.”
He said that US Embassy in Paris is “making every effort to account for the welfare of American citizens in the city.”
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday expressed the “strongest” condemnation over the series of terror attacks in Paris on Friday night.
“At the sorrowful moment of the French people, I, on behalf of the Chinese government and the Chinese people, and personally, condemn in the strongest terms the barbaric acts,” Xi said in a message of condolences to his French counterpart Francois Hollande.
Paris saw a series of explosions and shootings on Friday that killed over 150 people.