Ban Ki-moon hopes the responsible will be swiftly brought to justice
The United Nations has strongly condemned Tuesday's terrorist attacks in Brussels, extending condolences to the victims and their families while expressing solidarity with the people and Government of Belgium.
"The Secretary-General strongly condemns the terrorist bombings today in Brussels. He extends his heart-felt condolences to victims and their families, and expresses his solidarity with the people and Government of Belgium. The despicable attacks today struck at the heart of Belgium and the center of the European Union", Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson says.
"The Secretary-General hopes those responsible will be swiftly brought to justice. He's confident that Belgium's and Europe's commitments to human rights, democracy and peaceful coexistence will continue to be the true and lasting response to the hatred and violence of which they became a victim today."