Readout of Secretary Kerry's Call with Prime Minister Hasina

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 3, 2016

The following is attributable to Spokesperson John Kirby:

The Secretary called Bangladesh Prime Minister Hasina today to offer support in the wake of the outrageous attack on Holey Artisan Restaurant in Dhaka.

The Secretary expressed condolences for the loss of so many innocent lives at the hand of terrorists who threaten the United States, Bangladesh, and the international community.

The Secretary encouraged the government of Bangladesh to conduct its investigation in accordance with the highest international standards and offered immediate assistance from U.S. law enforcement, including the FBI.

He reaffirmed U.S. support for Bangladesh's efforts to bring those responsible for planning and conducting the attacks to justice as well as to prevent future attacks.