The whole world is mourning the fatal attack on a pop concert in Manchester on Monday. Led by Trump, leaders of the world are offering their deep condolences to the UK people.
In a speech in Bethlehem, where he was meeting up with Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, Trump said:
“As president of the US and on behalf of the people of the US I would like to begin offering my prayers for the people of Manchester in the UK. I extend my deepest condolences to those so terribly injured in this terrorist attack and those killed, and so many families of the victims.
We stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the UK, so many beautiful young innocent people killed, living their lives [and] killed by evil losers.”
Leaders of the world and politicians expressed their anger over the attack and their utmost solidarity with the victims’ family and friends.
EU leaders swore to unite and fight terrorism together.
“My heart is in Manchester this night. Our thoughts are with the victims,” Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, commented.
After the attack, Édouard Philippe, the French Prime Minister, warned the French people and told them to be cautious. Philippe labeled the attack as an “abominable crime”.
“The most cowardly form of terrorism has struck once again, targeting – as in Paris more than a year ago – a concert venue,” Philippe remarked referring to 2015’ attack at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris.
France’s resident Emmanuel Macron, to set a phone call with May on Tuesday.
Germany, Italy and Israel
The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, said the attack “will only strengthen our determination to keep acting together with our British friends against those who plan and carry out such inhuman deeds”.
As for Italy, Paolo Gentiloni, The Prime Minister, mentioned: “Italy unites with the British people and government. Our thoughts are with the victims of the Manchester attacks and their families.”
Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, noted: “I am sending condolences to the families of those murdered and wishes of a speedy recovery to the wounded. Terrorism is a global threat and it is incumbent on the enlightened countries to defeat it everywhere.”
Russia and the rest of the world’s reaction
“We strongly condemn this cynical, inhuman crime, and hope that those who ordered it will receive their deserved punishment,” Vladimir Putin wrote in a telegram sent to May.
Many other leaders spoke out of their solidarity and condemned the attack such as Japan as well as China and Malaysia among others.