Rabat - Morocco condemned in "the strongest terms'' the terrorist act against a Christmas market in Berlin and expressed its solidarity with the Federal Republic of Germany.
Rabat – Morocco condemned in “the strongest terms” the terrorist act against a Christmas market in Berlin and expressed its solidarity with the Federal Republic of Germany.
”Morocco condemns in the strongest terms the cowardly terrorist act, perpetrated last Monday against a Christmas market in downtown Berlin, causing several deaths and dozens of innocent victims,” said on Wednesday the Foreign ministry.
“In this painful circumstance, Morocco expresses its condolences to the German people and to the families and relatives of the victims, and reaffirms its continued solidarity with the Federal Republic of Germany,” the ministry said in a statement.
“In this difficult context, the Kingdom of Morocco reaffirms its firm condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, and reiterates its unwavering commitment to the fight against this scourge,” the statement concluded.
At least 12 people have been killed and 50 people have been injured after a lorry plowed into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin on Monday.
The lorry had a polish license, according to German police, which found a man dead inside the truck and confirmed that he was a Polish citizen.
Right wing parties, such as the Alternative for Germany (AfD) have blamed Chancellor Angela Merkel for the act due to her welcome of refugees and asylum seekers.
“We see our chancellor being personally responsible for what has happened. We were warning about this,” Beatrix von Storch, an MEP with AfD said, according to The Guardian.
American president-elect Donald Trump called it a “horrifying terror attack,” and blamed “Isis and other Islamist terrorists [who] continually slaughter Christians in their communities and places of worship.”