The series of terrorist attacks that occurred yesterday in the United States of America took a great number of precious lives. These extremely vicious acts of violence can never be forgiven. I am outraged by these acts which pose a grave challenge not only to the United States but to the entire free world.
I would like to express once again condolences for the victims and their bereaved families, as well as my heartfelt sympathies to the President and the people of the United States and to all who have suffered.
Japan strongly supports the United States and is resolved to spare no effort in providing necessary assistance and cooperation. We must stand firmly together with the concerned nations of the world to ensure that such acts are never repeated.
We established emergency headquarters in the Prime Minister's Office last night and efforts are being made to gather information and take necessary actions. Furthermore, the National Security Council had a meeting a little while ago with the attendance of all Cabinet members and decided on the following six-item policy.
The Government of Japan will do its utmost to respond to the situation based on this policy.
Thank you for your attention.