Secretary of State John Kerry condemned today's attack on the National Bardo Museum in Tunisia. In a statement, he said, "The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s deadly terrorist attack at the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, where gunmen killed 19 people and wounded more than 20 others."
He continued, "We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the victims’ families and loved ones. We commend Tunisian authorities’ rapid response to today’s wanton violence and their efforts to resolve the hostage situation and restore calm. The United States stands with the Tunisian people at this difficult time and continues to support the Tunisian government’s efforts to advance a secure, prosperous, and democratic Tunisia."
Condemn the appalling attack at National Bardo Museum in #Tunis. America stands w/Tunisian people, victims from all nations & their families
— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) March 18, 2015
In a statement, the White House Press Secretary also extended the United States' sympathy to the victims of the violent attack. The Press Secretary said, "We extend our deepest sympathies to the victims of today’s heinous violence in Tunisia and condemn in the strongest terms this terrorist attack, which took the lives of innocent Tunisians as well as visiting tourists. American officials are in touch with Tunisian authorities, and the United States is prepared to offer assistance to their investigation."
We extend our deepest sympathies to victims of today’s heinous violence in Tunisia & condemn in the strongest terms this terrorist attack — WH National Security (@NSCPress) March 18, 2015
The Press Secretary continued, "While we do not yet know the identities of the attackers or their motives, what we do know is that their cowardly acts will not intimidate the Tunisian people, whose storied heritage is showcased at the site of this attack, the National Bardo Museum. The United States is proud of our robust cooperation with Tunisia on counterterrorism and broader security issues, and we will continue to stand with our Tunisian partners against terrorist violence."
For more information: