World condemns Delhi terror attack
Nations across the world on Wednesday condemned the bomb blast outside the Delhi High Court, that caused heavy casualties, with the US offering every possible assistance to help bring the perpetrators of the heinous crime to justice.
"On behalf of all Americans, I extend deep condolences to the Government of India and the families of those harmed in this morning's attack on the New Delhi High Court."
“Terrorism is a crime that affects us all. Bombings like today's demonstrate that our shared struggle continues against those who would commit such atrocities," US Charge Affaires Peter Burleigh said in a statement.
He said the US remains shoulder to shoulder with India in the fight against terror, and will provide whatever assistance possible to help bring the perpetrators of this heinous crime to justice.
Calling the blast a cowardly attack, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said "I was appalled to hear of the bomb blast outside the High Court in Delhi.
"I condemn this cowardly attack and send my deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones or who have been injured. "The UK is committed to standing together with India in the fight against terrorism in all its forms and we will continue to work together to counter this threat."
"Unreservedly" condemning the bombing, a statement from the Australian Prime Minister's office, issued by Australian High Commission in New Delhi, said, "This act of senseless violence, directed at one of the institutions of government, appears to have been planned to cause a high number of casualties among the general public".
Israel also condemned the blast with its visiting Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov expressing shock and dismay over the vicious terror attack and conveyed his country's condolences to the bereaved families.
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani expressed their "deepest sympathies to the families of the victims of the bombing, to the Government and people of India."
They expressed the hope that the perpetrators of this heinous act will be brought to justice, a Foreign Ministry statement said in Islamabad.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed "profound shock and outrage" over the bomb blast, saying that any act of terrorism is "unacceptable" and "unjustifiable".
"She condemned the heinous act and stated that any act of terrorism is unacceptable, criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation," a Foreign Office statement said in Dhaka.
"She also offered prayers for the eternal peace of those who have passed away, and for the people of India to bear this shock with fortitude," it said.