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International Community Condemns Mumbai Blast

M Reyaz,  BeyondHeadlines

New Delhi: International Community has condemned the 13/7 Mumbai serial blasts that has killed 17 persons and injured 133.

US President Barack Obama has issued a statement “strongly” condemningthe “outrageous attacks in Mumbai” and added, “My thoughts and prayers are with the wounded and those who have lost loved ones.”

The statement further expressed solidarity of the resilience of the Indian people. It says, “The American people will stand with the Indian people in times of trial, and we will offer support to India’s efforts to bring the perpetrators of these terrible crimes to justice. “

Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, who will be in New Delhi for “strategic dialogue” on July 19, too has condemned the “despicable acts of violence designed to provoke fear and division.” She added, “Those who perpetrated them must know they cannot succeed..”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the Mumbai blasts. “My thoughts are with the many wounded from the Mumbai blasts and my deepest sympathy goes to those who have lost relatives or friends through this act of terrorism,” she said in a statement.”

“My thoughts are with the many wounded from the Mumbai blasts and my deepest sympathy goes to those who have lost relatives or friends through this act of terrorism,” she said in a statement.

The office of French President Nicholas Sarkozy too issued a statement “most firmly” condemning this “blind, cowardly violence.” It further added, “France remains resolutely at India’s side in the fight against the scourge of terrorism.”

Speaking on Wednesday 13 July, British Foreign Minister William Hague said: “I send my deepest condolences to all those who have lost relatives or been injured in the bomb blasts in Mumbai. “

Calling the blasts “deplorable acts of terrorism” Hague has extended full support to the government. “

China too has expressed condolence. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said in a statement, “We are shocked by the heavy casualties and losses caused by the blasts,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said in a statement.”

“President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, the government and the people of Pakistan, have condemned the blasts in Mumbai and expressed distress on the loss of lives and injuries,” the Pakistan foreign ministry said in a statement.

 

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