New York

15 July 2016

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on attack in Nice

The Secretary-General condemns the 14 July terrorist attack in Nice, France.  He expresses his deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims of this horrific act, as well as to the Government and the people of France. He wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.

The Secretary-General hopes that all those responsible for this massacre will be rapidly identified and brought to justice.  He stands firmly by the French Government and people as they confront this threat and stresses the need to intensify regional and international efforts to combat terrorism and violent extremism.