“My thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives in the cowardly attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia”, the Indian Prime Minister said in a statement adding the progress of humanity lies in peace, brotherhood and non-violence, not in hatred, terror and mindless violence against others”.
Saudi Deputy Crown Prince, Second Deputy Premier and Defence Minister Prince Mohammad bin Salman has denounced the deadly attack on Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque in the Sawaber area of Kuwait City The Saudi prince said his country stands united with Kuwait and its people.
The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) President Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah in a statement on Friday’s suicide attack in Kuwait said: “On behalf of the Asian Olympic and sports family, I would like to express my heartfelt condolences on this tragedy to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti government and the Kuwaiti people.”
The White House in America described the attacks in Kuwait, Tunisia and France as ‘heinous acts of terror’. The United States has condemned in the strongest possible terms yesterday’s horrifying terrorist attacks in France, Kuwait, Somalia, and Tunisia, where dozens of innocent civilians – and in the case of Somalia, Burundian peacekeepers – were killed and injured.
Making this statement at the daily press briefing here on Friday, US Department of State Spokesperson John Kirby said: ” The United States grieves with the people and governments of Burundi, France, Kuwait, Somalia, Tunisia, and other nations affected by these vicious attacks, and stands with them in solidarity as they reject terrorism, protect their communities, restore peace and security, and persevere through these tragedies.
Kirby reiterated that the US would continue to work with all its allies and partners to address the shared threat of terrorism and violent extremism and to degrade and destroy the ability of these terrorist groups to carry out their callous attacks on innocent people.
Answering a question on these attacks , Kirby said there is a common thread of terrorism throughout them. Back in January, he told journalists, The Us did issue a worldwide caution about travel in particular and that stands and stays in effect. “In Kuwait our post there did put out an updated note to U.S. citizens there to avoid the area of the mosque that was targeted”, he said adding: “I don’t believe there are plans to issue a new warning with respect to these attacks.”
we’ve been very clear about the growing menace of ISIL in North Africa and Libya specifically. We know that this is a group that wants to metastasize beyond Iraq and Syria, though Iraq and Syria remain the principal theater in which they continue to influence and operate. And – but this has been a constant area of focus for us, not just – frankly not just in North Africa, but around the world.
On the issue of combating the ISIL menace, Kirby said “the degree to which we’re cooperating with those Kurdish fighters in northern Syria has been limited principally to airstrikes, and we continue to conduct airstrikes in Syria against ISIL positions. And I think that those strikes will continue, and that’s basically, in essence – that’s where that cooperation (between United States and Kurdish forces in northern Syria) stays.”