French President Emmanuel Macron vows to take new measures to fight terrorism
French President Emmanuel Macron condemned the "Islamist terrorist attack" in Nice and vowed to take new measures to fight terrorism.
"Tomorrow there will be a Defence Council (meeting), in which new measures will be taken," announced Macron when visiting Nice where a knife attacker killed three people at Notre-Dame basilica early Thursday morning, Xinhua news agency reported. Soldiers will be deployed to protect key sites, including places of worship and schools, he said.
Meanwhile, India also strongly condemned the personal attacks against French President Emmanuel Macron after his tough stand on radical Islam, calling it "a violation of the most basic standards of international discourse".
The Foreign Ministry also condemned the brutal terrorist attack that killed a French teacher, and said "there is no justification for terrorism for any reason or under any circumstance".
"We strongly deplore the personal attacks in unacceptable language on President Emmanuel Macron in violation of the most basic standards of international discourse," the MEA said. "We also condemn the brutal terrorist attack that took the life of a French teacher in a gruesome manner that has shocked the world. We offer our condolences to his family and the people of France," it said.
(With inputs from IANS)