Secretary Kerry on London Attack

Secretary Kerry’s remarks on the stabbings in London at a press conference with Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra in Buenos Aires on August 8, 2016. – U.S. Department of State:

“Before I say more, I do want to express my condolences and the condolences of the American people to those impacted by the horrific mass stabbing in London yesterday. We grieve for the victims, including one American citizen, and we hear reports of a possibility of another who was injured. And we offer all of our support to their families and to their loved ones. I particularly want to thank the first responders for their extremely effective and courageous efforts to prevent this from having been worse. And we’re very grateful to them.

I think all of us in the world have learned that violence only leads to more violence; it’s not a solution to anything. And at this difficult moment, the United States stands with our friends in Great Britain as the authorities seek the full facts as to exactly what happened, what the motive was, whether others may have been involved or not. We don’t know that.