June 26th, 2015 14:57 EST
Ban Condemns Terrorist Attacks on Three Continents
Strongly condemning the terrorist attacks carried out separately today in Tunisia, Kuwait and France, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored that, far from weakening the world`s resolve, the heinous incidents will only strengthen commitment to defeating all forms of terrorism.
In a statement released by his spokesperson in New York, Mr. Ban condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France, and stressed, those responsible for these appalling acts of violence must be swiftly brought to justice. "
According to news reports, dozens of people may have been killed and injured in the separate attacks: at least 30 people were reportedly killed at a beach resort in Tunisia; gunmen stormed a chemical plant in Lyon and reportedly decapitated one person; and terrorist attacked a large mosque in Kuwait during Frida prayers.
The Secretary-General in his statement affirmed that, far from weakening the international community`s resolve to fight the scourge of terrorism, such heinous attacks would only strengthen the commitment of the United Nations to help defeat those bent on murder, destruction and the annihilation of human development and culture.
Mr. Ban also extended his condolences to the families of those killed and injured in today`s attacks and expressed his solidarity with the peoples and Governments of Tunisia, Kuwait and France.
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