A number of world leaders, including President Donald Trump, have condemned the attack in Westminster. The US President, who offered his condolences to Prime Minister Theresa May in a phone call, pledged “full cooperation and support of the United States government in responding to the attack and bringing those responsible to justice”.
The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau issued the following statement in condemnation of the attack:
“I was shocked and saddened to learn of the innocent people who were killed and injured as a result of this cowardly attack.
Canada and the UK are the closest of friends and allies. Our friendship is based on shared values and history – indeed, Canada’s parliament is a descendant of the chamber targeted this morning.
Today’s attack on the UK parliament is an attack on democracies around the world.
The Canadian parliament withstood a similar attack not so long ago by those who sought to instil fear and divide Canadians against themselves. Instead, Canadians came together. I am confident the British people will do the same, and will emerge from their grief stronger and more united than ever before.
On behalf of all Canadians, I offer our full support to prime minister May and to the people of the United Kingdom. We stand ready to offer all possible assistance to the British government, to do what we can to bring to justice those responsible for this heinous act.
Canadians stand united with the British people in the fight against terrorism. We will continue to work together with the UK and all our allies to show the world that freedom and democracy will always triumph.”
Other world leaders, including Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and the President of the European Council Donald Tusk took to twitter to condemn the attacks and offer their support to the United Kingdom.