French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian declared that his country "has nothing to learn" from Ramzan Kadyrov, head of Russia's Chechen Republic, after the latter insisted that France bears responsibility for the upbringing of the perpetrator of the May 12 knife attack in Paris. According to the French politician, the stance is unacceptable, and the country is not going to listen to "lessons from a dictator, "Le Point cited him as saying. Changes to our thought process on terror must be made".
President Trump has often responded to terror attacks by suggesting that the way they are handled, particularly in European nations, is ineffective.
Trump called for a change in the global approach to terrorism.
"Working alongside our allies, we will break their will, dry up their recruitment, keep them from crossing our borders, and yes, we will defeat them, and we will defeat them handily", the U.S. president had said while criticising Pakistan for giving safe haven to "agents of chaos, violence, and terror". The Islamic State group claimed the attacker as one of its "soldiers". Habib, a former vice president of the CRIF umbrella group of French Jewish communities, expressed his condolences to the surviving victims and their families and expressed his appreciation for police's rapid response. "We stand in solidarity with the French people and their government against this vicious act of terrorism, and pledge any assistance needed", the statement read. The alleged assailant was shot by the police and was pronounced dead.
The attack again underscored the difficulty in tracking suspected extremists by police facing thousands of potential risks, either from home-grown radicals or recent arrivals.
France has suffered a series of major Islamist attacks including the massacre at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in January 2015, followed 10 months later by the killing spree in Paris that claimed 130 lives. Police said the attacker was "neutralized" within nine minutes of the first emergency call.
The French government has denounces "odious" knife attack. In addition to the person who died, two others were seriously injured and were transferred to George Pompidou Hospital, he added.