White House, UN condemn ‘heinous’ attacks in Tunisia, France, Kuwait

White House, UN condemn ‘heinous’ attacks in Tunisia, France, Kuwait

A Pentagon spokesman says it is too early to say if the three attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France were coordinated.



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Published: Fri 26 Jun 2015, 11:45 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:59 PM

Washington — The White House condemned “heinous attacks” Friday in France, Kuwait and Tunisia, expressing solidarity and efforts to “fight the scourge of terrorism.”

“We stand with these nations as they respond to attacks on their soil today and we have been in contact with appropriate counterparts in all three countries to offer any necessary support,” a statement said.

A Pentagon spokesman says it is too early to say if the three attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France were coordinated.

Col. Steve Warren says Pentagon condemns “these terrorist attacks” and will continue to work with international partners to fight Daesh and other violent extremist groups.

He noted Daesh has claimed responsibility for one attack, but said Pentagon continues to look into “whether or not these various and far flung attacks were coordinated centrally or whether they were coincidental.” 

UN chief says attacks only strengthen fight against extremists

UNITED NATIONS - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France on Friday, called for justice and said the world body’s commitment to fight extremism had only been strengthened.

“Far from weakening the international community’s resolve to fight the scourge of terrorism, these heinous attacks will only strengthen the commitment of the United Nations to help defeat those bent on murder, destruction and the annihilation of human development and culture,” U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq said.

Earlier on Friday in separate attacks, a gunman opened fire at a Tunisian hotel killing 28 people, including British, German and Belgian tourists, a decapitated body daubed with Arabic writing was found in France and a suicide bomber killed two dozen people at a mosque in Kuwait.


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