Washington: ‘This is war’, Donald Trump says after Nice attack, which has claimed over 84 lives so far.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said in the aftermath of a deadly truck attack in France that if he’s elected president he would ask Congress for a declaration of war on the Islamic State.
In an interview with Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” Trump says, “This is war.” He spoke after a truck carrying weapons and hand grenades drove onto a sidewalk in Nice, France, and plowed through people celebrating Bastille Day, killing at least 84 people.
Trump says to fight the Islamic State, which he calls a “cancer,” NATO should be used “for a purpose.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says, “Germany would stand by France’s side in the ‘fight against terrorism'”.
“All of us who have come together at the ASEM summit are united in our feeling of disbelief at the attack of mass murder in Nice,” Merkel said during the summit between Asian and European leaders in Mongolia.
“Germany stands at France’s side, united with many, many others. I am convinced that, despite all the difficulties, we shall win this fight,” she said.
In the terror attack late on Thursday, a speeding truck ploughed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the French Riviera resort town of Nice. The truck driver was shot dead after barrelling the truck two kilometres through the crowd. Authorities said they found identity papers belonging to a 31-year-old French-Tunisian citizen in the truck.
The attack claimed by global Jihadi outfit ISIS has claimed