Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson (Paris, April 18, 2013)


United States – Explosion in West (Texas) – Statement issued by the minister

I was deeply shocked by the news of the explosion in a fertilizer plant which has plunged the town of West in Texas into mourning.

My thoughts go out to the victims’ families, the injured and all those whose lives have been affected by this disaster.

France expresses its solidarity with the American people and its admiration for the commitment of the rescue workers under very difficult conditions.