”Once again we've seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians," he said, "This is an attack not just on Paris and not just on people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share."
As of Friday, Obama refused to speculate on who might be responsible but said the United States stands ready to provide whatever assistance may be necessary and vowed to work with the French and nations around the world "to bring these terrorists to justice, and to go after any terrorist networks that go after our people."
A spokesperson for German president Angela Merkel said that she was 'deeply shocked' by the events of the evening, and offered her "sympathy and solidarity."
Austria's Foreign Minister, Sebastian Kurz, was one of the fastest to tweet his support, saying "We stand with #France."
British Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted: "I am shocked by events in Paris tonight. Our thoughts and prayers are with the French people. We will do whatever we can to help."
The Swedish Foreign Minister, Margot Wallström, tweeted: "Horrible news from Paris tonight. Our thoughts and support goes to France and all those affected by the deadly attacks."
Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, also expressed his shock and sympathy.
I follow with shock the attacks in Paris. My full solidarity & sympathy with the French people and authorities— Donald Tusk (@eucopresident) November 13, 2015
I am deeply shocked by the events in Paris. We stand in full solidarity with the people of France.— Jean-Claude Juncker (@JunckerEU) November 13, 2015
The regional government of Catalonia said it is "By the side of the French people in the face of this terrorist barbarity and fanaticism."
The Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy tweeted: "Shocked at the news coming in from Paris. France has by its side the Spanish people in these very difficult times. MR"
Conmocionado por las noticias que nos llegan de París. Francia tiene a su lado al pueblo español en estos momentos tan difíciles. MR— Mariano Rajoy Brey (@marianorajoy) November 13, 2015