World leaders sent their prayers and condolences to the French people shortly after dozens of people were killed in multiple shootings and at least one explosion in Paris on Friday evening.
"We mobilized all possible forces to neutralize the terrorists," French President François Hollande said in a press conference an hour after the attacks.
After declaring a state of emergency, Hollande said, "Faced with fear, there is a nation who knows how to defend itself, knows how to mobilize its forces, and, once again, will overcome the terrorists."
German chancellor Angela Merkel said she was “deeply appalled at the news and images that are reaching us from Paris” and that the attackers "hate freedom".
President Obama also delivered a statement on the tragedy, saying that the U.S. was ready to provide "any assistance the government and people of France need to respond."
"This is an attack not just on Paris," he said, "it’s an attack not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share."
"We stand prepared and ready to provide whatever assistance that the government and the people of France need to respond. France is our oldest ally," he said.
"The French people have stood shoulder to shoulder with the United States time and again. And we want to be very clear that we stand together with them in the fight against terrorism and extremism," the president said.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said that Britain would "do whatever we can to help."
President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said, "I am profoundly shocked by the events in Paris. We stand alongside the French."
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi:
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto: "We express our solidarity with the people of France, and our heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost their lives."
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy: "Shocked by the news coming from Paris. France has on its side the Spanish people in this difficult time."
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi: "Together with our French brothers, against the heinous attack in Paris and Europe."
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff: "Dismayed by the terrorist barbarism, I express my abhorrence to violence and show my solidarity to the people and to the French Government."
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon:
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry:
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull:
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani strongly condemned the attacks in a message to his French counterpart, the state-run news agency IRNA reported.
He also expressed his condolences "on behalf of the Iranian nation who are victims of the evil phenomenon of terrorism," the agency reported.
According to the Associated Press, Rouhani also canceled a trip to France, which has been involved in global talks over Iran's nuclear ambitions. No reason for the cancellation was given.
Vatican condemns Paris bloodshed as "an attack on the peace for all humanity."
In a statement, the Vatican said condemned the Paris attacks "in the most radical way."
"This is an attack on peace for all humanity, and it requires a decisive, supportive response on the part of all of us as we counter the spread the homicidal hatred in all of its forms."
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