March 22, 2016

Kaine Statement On The Attacks In Brussels

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement today on the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium:

“Acts of terror have once again taken the lives of too many innocent people and brought a bustling capital to a halt. My heart goes out to the people of Belgium and I offer my strongest support to the Belgian and international authorities working around the clock to find those responsible for these horrific acts and to eliminate any additional threats. The attackers must be captured and held to account for the murder of innocent civilians.

“From today’s attacks in Belgium to the recent attacks in Turkey and Ivory Coast, it’s clear that ISIL and other terrorist organizations remain a serious threat to the daily lives of many around the world. These attacks underscore the need for increased intelligence and security coordination among all nations to root out extremist violence and to fight back against those who seek to inflict harm on civilians.”

“Just last week I met with U.S. Ambassador to Belgium Denise Bauer to talk about the threats facing Europe, including from foreign fighters joining ISIL and returning to their home countries. We stand united with Belgium in confronting and defeating this threat.”