October 29 United Nations Secretary-General Guterres and United Nations High Representative of the Alliance of Civilization Moratinos issued separate statements on the 29th, strongly condemning the incident outside a church in Nice in southeastern France that day. Knife attack.
In a statement issued through a spokesperson, Guterres expressed condolences to the families of the victims and reiterated that “the United Nations expresses its solidarity with the French people and government.”
Moratinos strongly condemned this “barbaric attack” and emphasized that any attack on civilians “no matter when, where, and by whom, it is intolerable and unjustifiable.”
Moratinos also said that such “heinous crimes” should not be allowed to prevent human beings from pursuing global mutual respect and peace.
According to French media reports, a man attacked others with a knife near the Notre Dame Cathedral in Nice on the morning of the 29th, causing at least three deaths and several injuries. The attacker was subsequently arrested by the police.
It is reported that the French National Anti-Terrorism Procuratorate has taken over the case and launched an investigation on charges of “murder and attempted murder related to terrorist acts.”