The horrific bombing at Al-Rawda mosque in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, that killed at least 235 people, followed condemnation from around the world.
According to Arg Palace statement, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan strongly condemns the terror attack on worshippers after Friday prayer in Egypt’s Al-Arish city that killed and wounded many people.
“The Afghan people who suffered many casualties and financial losses from terror attacks and threats, feel the pain of the families of the victims more than others,” the statement said.
“The Afghan government expresses its deepest condolences to the Egyptians, hoping quake recovery for the injured people, and stresses on a joint combat from around the world against this evil phenomenon,” it added.
The Iranian foreign Minister M. Javad Zarif strongly condemned the deadly terrorist attack in Egypt, which killed and wounded hundreds of people.
“Once again the cowardly hand of terrorism targeted the dear nation of Egypt and proved one more time that terrorism considers no difference between divine and human values as it does not differentiate between places even if they are mosques and place of worship,” Zarif said in a message on his twitter account.
The US and French president also condemned the attack in Egypt.
“The world cannot tolerate terrorism,” Trump tweeted. “We must defeat them militarily and discredit the extremist ideology that forms the basis of their existence!”
Macron told Sisi, France is in full support of the Egyptian government, saying, “Paris is willing to increase cooperation with Egypt in combatting terrorism which became a global threat.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin, for his part, offered his condolences to Sisi, according to a statement released by the Kremlin.
“We are once again convinced that terrorists are completely alien to the notion of human morality,” Putin asserted.
On the other hand, Turkish Foreign Ministry also strongly condemned the incident with a statement issued on its website.
“We strongly condemn the terrorist attack perpetrated today [Nov. 24] on a mosque located in the west of Al-Arish [northern Sinai], causing many casualties and wounded people,” the statement said.
Stella Kyriakides, the chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, said in a statement: “We must stand firm against the threat of terrorism, which knows no borders.” Quoted from Anadolu news agency.
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, meanwhile, tweeted: “Appalled by the sickening attack on a mosque in North Sinai. Condolences to all those in Egypt affected by this evil and cowardly act.”
NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg, also speaking via Twitter, said: “I condemn the barbaric terrorist attack on a mosque in North Sinai. My thoughts are with all those affected and the people of our partner, Egypt.”
According to the official Saudi News Agency, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz offered condolences over the phone. He said his country stands by Egypt by all means.
Oman, Yemen, Sudan and Jordan were also part of the countries that expressed condolences to Egypt.
The Gaza-based Palestinian resistance movement Hamas also condemned the deadly bombing, which occurred not far from Egypt’s border with the Gaza Strip.
“Hamas condemns in the strongest terms the criminal bombing targeting worshipers at Al-Rawda Mosque in Sinai’s Bir al-Abd region,” the group said, going on to extend its condolences to the friends and families of the victims.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi announced a three-day nationwide mourning following the deaths of people at Al-Rawda mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai.