Stoltenberg: Nice terror attack targets NATO’s core values

Other News Materials 15 July 2016 12:00 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 15


The terrorist attack in the French city of Nice targeted innocent people and the core values for which NATO stands, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in his statement issued July 15.

“I am appalled and saddened by the terrorist attack in Nice,” said Stoltenberg. “My thoughts are with the families and loved-ones of the victims and with all those affected.”

“Terrorism will never defeat democracy, freedom and our open societies,” added the secretary general. “We stand in strong solidarity with the people of France.”

French city of Nice was hit by a terrorist attack on July 14 night.

Reports indicate that a truck ploughed into crowds watching a fireworks display on France's Bastille Day national holiday on the Nice seafront.

France’s Interior Ministry said 84 people were killed in the attack.