Paris, August 12, 2015
I was horrified to learn of the announcement by the terrorist group Daesh [ISIL] of the execution of a Croatian hostage. If confirmed, this despicable murder will demonstrate once again the cowardly and barbaric nature of this terrorist organization.
I express my wholehearted solidarity to the Croatian government and people and to Mr Salopek’s family.
France condemns terrorism in all forms and stands alongside Croatia and Egypt in the fight against this scourge./.