Reactions To The Attacks In Brussels

People stand near Brussels airport after being evacuated following explosions that rocked the facility in Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday March 22, 2016. Authorities locked down the Belgian capital on Tuesday after explosions rocked the Brussels airport and subway system, killing a number of people and injuring many more. Belgium raised its terror alert to its highest level, diverting arriving planes and trains and ordering people to stay where they were. Airports across Europe tightened security. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

People stand near Brussels airport after being evacuated following explosions that rocked the facility in Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday March 22, 2016. Authorities locked down the Belgian capital on Tuesday after explosions rocked the Brussels airport and subway system, killing a number of people and injuring many more. Belgium raised its terror alert to its highest level, diverting arriving planes and trains and ordering people to stay where they were. Airports across Europe tightened security. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Political leaders and others around Europe have expressed their shock at the attacks in Brussels Tuesday. Here are some of the reactions:

— "We are at war. We have been subjected for the last few months in Europe to acts of war." — French Prime Minister Manuel Valls.

— "We realize we face a tragic moment. We have to be calm and show solidarity." — Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel.

"The King and Queen are devastated by the attacks." — statement from Belgium's royal family. "The emotional thoughts of the King and Queen go first to the victims and their families and the rescue services which are doing everything possible to help the victims."

— "These attacks mark another low by the terrorists in the service of hatred and violence." — EU Council President Donald Tusk.

— "Terrorists struck Brussels but it was Europe that was targeted — and all the world that is concerned."— French President Francois Hollande.

— "Terrorists will never win."— Peter Altmaier, chief of staff for German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

— "It is with a heavy heart we learned of these ruthless attacks in Brussels. ... The world must stand united to defeat terrorism." — Salem Al Meslet, of High Negotiations Committee, a coalition of Syrian opposition groups engaged in peace talks in Geneva.

— The attacks "have once again shown terrorism's global face." — Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

— "It's time for Europe to understand where the genuine threat is coming from and join efforts with Russia." — Prominent Russian lawmaker Alexei Pushkov.

— The attacks "carry a cowardly and barbaric signature" and "Europe must combat terror jointly and determinedly defend its European values" — joint statement from Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann and Vice-Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner.

By The Associated Press - Mar. 22, 2016 8:05 AM EDT

 
 

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