The death of Japanese journalist Mr. Goto comes close on the heels of the slaughter of Haruna Yukawa. Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe called the killings “despicable terrorist acts”. US President Barack Obama said the murder was heinous. David Cameron, Prime Minister of Britain said that those responsible should be hunted down.
Condemning ISIL’s vicious murder of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, the United States has extended heartfelt condolences to his wife, his family, and his loved ones, as well as to the people of Japan.
The barbaric killing of Kenji Goto, and of Haruna Yukawa before him, shows again ISIL’s brutality and extremist agenda, a statement by United States said adding “We share the sorrow and continue to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our ally Japan in confronting terrorism. We commend Japan’s support for those in the region who have been displaced by ISIL, the Syrian regime, and other militant groups.”