World leaders have expressed their shock at the attacks in Brussels. Here are some of the reactions:
“We are at war. We have been subjected for the last few months in Europe
to acts of war.” – French Prime Minister Manuel Valls.
“We realise we face a tragic moment. We have to be calm and show solidarity.” – Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel.
“The King and Queen are devastated by the attacks.” – statement from Belgium
’s royal family.
“These attacks mark another low by the terrorists
in the service of hatred and violence.” – EU Council President Donald Tusk.
“Terrorists struck Brussels but it was Europe that was targeted, and all the world that is concerned.”- French President Francois Hollande.
“Terrorists will never win.”- Peter Altmaier, chief of staff for German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
“It is with a heavy heart we learned of these ruthless attacks in Brussels … The world must stand united to defeat terrorism
.” – Salem Al Meslet, of High Negotiations Committee, a coalition of Syrian opposition groups engaged in peace talks in Geneva.
The attacks “have once again shown terrorism’s global face”. – Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
“It’s time for Europe to understand where the genuine threat is coming from and join efforts with Russia.” – Prominent Russian lawmaker Alexei Pushkov.