US Condemns Dhaka Attack, Supports PM Hasina (whose gov’t called UNSG Ban to Drop Saudi from Yemen CAAC list)

UNITED NATIONS, July 2 ( -- The US State Department has issued this statement on the attack in Dhaka, with a comment and later statement from the White House below:

"The United States joins the people of Bangladesh in condemning the brutal act of terrorism in Dhaka. We  offer our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the twenty or more civilians slain and Bangladeshi law enforcement officials who were killed or injured responding to the attack. We can confirm that a U.S. citizen was also among those senselessly murdered in this attack.

The United States supports Prime Minister Hasina in her commitment to combat violent extremism in Bangladesh.  We remain in close contact with the Government of Bangladesh and have offered our assistance in their efforts to bring to justice those responsible for these attacks.

Today, as always, we stand with the people of Bangladesh and in our shared efforts to combat terrorism and violent extremism."

ICP notes that Hasina's Bangladesh was among the countries which demarched UNSG Ban Ki-moon to drop from the Yemen Children and Armed Conflict annex the Saudi-led coalition, which includes the US....

From the White House:

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Terrorist Attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the horrific terrorist attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh on July 1-2.  We remain in contact with Bangladeshi authorities and have offered any assistance necessary.  This heinous attack resulted in as many as 20  deaths, including an American citizen, Bangladeshi law enforcement personnel, and citizens of several other nations.  Our deepest condolences go out to the families and loved ones of those killed, and we hope for a speedy recovery for those wounded.  This is a despicable act of terrorism, and the United States stands with Bangladesh and the international community in our resolve to confront terrorism wherever it occurs.

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