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In quotes: World reaction to Bali bombs
World leaders have condemned the bomb attacks in tourist areas of the Indonesian island of Bali.

UK PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR

"I condemn in the strongest terms today's appalling attacks in Bali. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families.

"President Yudhoyono and I agreed when we met in New York last month on the absolute importance of working together to defeat the scourge of terrorism from which both the UK and Indonesia have suffered so grievously.

"The UK was deeply grateful for and moved by the support and sympathy given by the Indonesian government and people after the attacks in July in London. We stand by Indonesia at this very difficult time."

US SECRETARY OF STATE CONDOLEEZZA RICE

"The United States condemns the terrorist bombings today in Bali that claimed innocent lives and injured many more. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, and we wish a speedy recovery to those injured.

"The United States stands with the people and government of Indonesia as they work to bring to justice those responsible for these acts of terrorism. We will continue to work together in our common fight against terror."

JAPANESE FOREIGN MINISTRY

"Terrorism cannot be justified for any reason. The government of Japan reiterates its firm condemnation of atrocious terrorism that victimises many innocent people.

"Japan will continue its utmost efforts to tackle terrorism in co-operation with the international community, and to co-operate with and support the government of Indonesia in such efforts."

AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER JOHN HOWARD

"The people who did it don't care about who they hurt or kill.

"I see it very much as part of an ongoing attempt by terrorists to undermine democratic Indonesia. It should be seen primarily as an attack on Indonesia."

MALAYSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER SYED HAMID

"These people may be Malaysian by citizenship but they are not with us. I hope the Indonesians are successful in investigating and catching these two men.

"If these people are responsible, everyone would like to see them apprehended."

FRENCH PRESIDENT JACQUES CHIRAC

"France in the strongest possible way condemns these hateful acts."

SPOKESMAN FOR UN SECRETARY-GENERAL KOFI ANNAN

"The Secretary-General strongly condemns today's bombings on the Indonesian island of Bali.

"He is dismayed that Bali has yet again been the scene of terrorist outrage almost three years after the attacks of October 2002.

"He sends his deepest sympathy to the injured and the bereaved of many nationalities, as well as to the Indonesian government. He urges the Indonesian authorities to act promptly in identifying and bringing the perpetrators of this cowardly attack to justice."

GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER JOSCHKA FISCHER

"The German government sharply condemns today's inhuman attacks."

IRISH FOREIGN MINISTER DERMOT AHERN

"I utterly condemn this barbaric attack which was deliberately designed to kill and injure innocent people."

PHILLIPINE PRESIDENT GLORIA ARROYO

"We have limited the movements of terrorist cells and kept them on the run. But the price of freedom is perpetual vigilance."



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