UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has described attacks on various locations in and around Paris on Friday as despicable.
In a statement issued in New York on Saturday, Mr. Ban condemned the attacks in which 127 people were killed and many others injured.
He expressed optimism that the French authorities would do all in their powers to bring the perpetrators to justice quickly.
The secretary-general extended his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery for those injured.
The UN chief said he stood with the government and people of France.
In a related development, members of the Security Council have said they “condemned in the strongest terms the barbaric and cowardly terrorist attacks.”
The members expressed their sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the government of France.
They underscored the need to bring the perpetrators of the attacks to justice.