World leaders condemn deadly Jakarta blasts

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Jakarta, Jan 15 (ANI): The world has come together in voicing their condemnation of the deadly blasts in Jakarta by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), with leaders offering any support that the Indonesian government may need to tackle these acts of terrorism.

According to the Jakarta Globe, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop condemned the attacks and said that she spoke Indonesian Foreign Minister and offered any support that Indonesia may need to respond to these attacks.

US Secretary of State John Kerry also condemned the attacks, saying that these acts of terror are not going to intimidate nation-states from protecting their citizens and continuing to provide real opportunity, education, jobs, possibilities of a future.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said he was deeply shocked and saddened by the attacks in Jakarta and said that his thoughts and prayers are with Indonesian people.

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Condemning the attack, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said that terrorism had raised its ugly head and once again innocent civilians were its victims.

Condemning the attacks, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he was shocked and dismayed by news of the blasts.

European Union High Representative and Vice-President Federica Mogherini underlined that Thursday’s attack was a tragic reminder that the threat of terrorism was global and has to be tackled globally.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has also condemned the bomb attacks and series of shooting in the Indonesian capital, with Secretary-General Iyad Ameen Madani sending his “heartfelt condolence to the families of the victims of the attack and his wishes for the fast recovery of the injured”. (ANI)

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