U.S. Department of State Press Statement – March 22, 2016

The U.S. Department of State has declared the Brussels attacks on March 22, 2016, an act of terrorism.

The United States Condemns the Terrorist Attacks in Brussels, Belgium

“Today‚Äôs abhorrent attacks in Brussels are an assault against the Belgian people and the very heart of Europe. Our thoughts are with all those in Brussels, including the injured and the loved ones of those who were killed, and with the first responders and security personnel who are working tirelessly to keep Brussels safe.

The U.S. Embassy in Brussels is making every effort to account for the welfare of American citizens in the city, and in the days ahead we stand ready to provide whatever support the Belgian Government may require. As I made clear this morning in a conversation with Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, the United States stands firmly with our ally Belgium and with all of Europe in the face of this tragedy. Attacks like these only deepen our shared resolve to defeat terrorism around the world.”

Read the full press statement here: http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2016/03/254927.htm