World Reactions to the London Terrorist Attacks

Reactions in the UK:

Excerpts from Prime Minister Tony Blair's statement Thursday on London blasts with G-8 leaders in Gleneagles, Scotland:
The terrorists will not succeed. Today's bombings will not weaken in any way our resolve to uphold the most deeply held principles of our societies and to defeat those who would impose their fanaticism and extremism on all of us.

We shall prevail and they shall not.

Statement from London Mayor Ken Livingstone:
I want to say one thing: This was not a terrorist attack against the mighty or the powerful, it is not aimed at presidents or prime ministers, it was aimed at ordinary working-class Londoners.

That isn't an ideology, it isn't even a perverted faith, it's mass murder.

World Reactions:

Telegram on behalf of Pope Benedict XVI:
Deeply saddened by the news of the terrorist attacks in central London, the Holy Father offers his fervent prayers for the victims and for all those who mourn.

Excerpts from President Bush's statement on the attacks in London, delivered at the Group of Eight summit in Gleneagles, Scotland:
We will find them. We will bring them to justice. And at the same time we will spread an ideology of hope and compassion that will overwhelm their ideology of hate.

French PM Dominique de Villepin:
More than ever, our democracies must rally together and show unity in the face of the terrorist threat. More than ever, we must all show vigilance and determination.

Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende:
Terrorism is an evil that threatens all the countries in Europe. Vigorous cooperation in the European Union and worldwide is crucial in order to meet this evil head on.

More World Reactions:

Statement from Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero's office:
Spain, which has suffered the scourge of terrorism, both national and international for years, offers its immediate and unconditional help, as well as its full support to the United Kingdom to pursue the criminals that have carried out such a repulsive attack.

Pakistani Chief Government Spokesman and Information Minister Sheikh Rashid:
We condemn the attacks in London this morning...We offer our heartfelt sympathies to those who suffered due to such acts.

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