World leaders react to deadly Paris attacks

Posted at 8:24 PM, Nov 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-13 21:32:07-05
Twitter lit up with heartfelt reactions to the several deadly attacks that struck Paris Friday evening.
By about 8 p.m. (ET), it was confirmed that well over 100 were killed inside a Paris concert hall where attackers seized hostages – only one incident in a in a series of at least six attacks, including shootings and bombings, across the French capital.
In a statement at the White House, President Barack Obama said:
“This is an attack not just on Paris, this is an attack not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the values we share.”
Other world leaders took to social media expressing shock, sympathy and solidarity.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron extended to France an offer of any help that it might need, while Austria's Foreign Minister, Sebastian Kurz, also tweeted his support, writing, "We stand with #France."
Sources reported German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s comforting reaction to the tragedy, while Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi shared words of solidarity.
Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, also reacted with shock and sympathy.
French president François Hollande, who was among those evacuated from a stadium near the site of an explosion, tweeted that France is strong and capable of defending itself, mobilizing and vanquishing terrorism. 
Shockingly, according to Quartz, Sweden’s vice-prime minister initially tweeted that the tragedy might slow down next month’s climate change talk in Paris -- he later deleted the tweet.