24 March 2016 - Reactions to Brussels attacks
David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn unite to condemn Brussels terror attacks
David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn united in condemning the Brussels terror attacks during PMQs on Wednesday.
The Prime Minister told the House of Commons: "We face a common terrorist threat and I'm sure the whole House will join me in expressing our full solidarity with the people of Belgium following these terrible attacks.
"Britain and Belgium share the same values of liberty and democracy," said Mr Cameron. "The terrorists want to destroy everything that our two countries stand for, but we will never let them."
David Smith (The Guardian, 23/03/2016)
Speaking during a visit to Argentina, the US president called for countries around the world to unite against Isis, which claimed responsibility for the attacks at Brussels airport and a metro station.
“I’ve got a lot of things on my plate, but my top priority is to defeat Isil and to eliminate the scourge of this barbaric terrorism that’s been taking place around the world,” Obama, using an alternative acronym for the group, told reporters. “There’s no more important item on my agenda than going after them and defeating them. The issue is, how do we do it in an intelligent way?”
Julian Hattem (The Hill, 23/03/2016)
Hillary Clinton on Wednesday attacked the leading Republican presidential contenders for their responses to the terror attacks in Brussels, warning that their proposals would weaken American security and diminish the nation's status as a world leader.
Speaking the day after a series of explosions killed at least 34 people in the Belgian capital and rocked the Western world’s sense of security, Clinton singled out Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) for comments that she claimed would undermine global security organizations such as NATO and increase scrutiny on American Muslims.
“Slogans aren’t a strategy. Loose cannons tend to misfire,” Clinton said in remarks at Stanford University. “What America needs is smart, strong, steady leadership to wage and win this struggle.
Matt Flegenheimer and Maggie Haberman (The New York Times, 23/03/2016)
In a searing critique in an interview before a Manhattan rally, Mr. Cruz, of Texas, seized on Mr. Trump’s suggestion that America should scale back its contribution to NATO, which has its headquarters in Brussels, calling the idea “a monumental victory” for President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and the Islamic State.
He mocked the “so-called foreign policy advisers” that Mr. Trump announced with some fanfare this week.
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