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Other world leaders also offered their support to France in the wake of the stabbing, including UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who said Britain stood “steadfast” in the face of the “barbaric attack.”
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry also condemned the attack, in a statement that said “extremist actions” are “incompatible with all religions and human beliefs.”
Addressing his “French friends,” Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said: “You are not alone in the fight against extremism. The Netherlands is next to you.”
The Pope called on the French people to “respond in a united way to evil with good,” and Vatican spokesperson Matteo Bruni said: “Terrorism and violence can never be accepted.”
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