DUBAI, June 13 (Xinhua) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday condemned a "terrorist" attack on a night club in Orlando, Florida, that killed 50 people and wounded 53 others.
In a statement carried by Emirati state news agency WAM, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Abu Dhabi stressed its solidarity with the U.S., reiterating its "condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations."
The ministry also stressed its firm stance on the need for concerted efforts of the international community to eliminate the scourge of terrorism that is against all ethical and human values.
It extended sincere condolences and sympathies to the U.S. government and people and the families of the victims and wished for a speedy recovery for the wounded.
The Islamic State (IS) group hailed the gunman behind the shooting, the deadliest in the U.S. since the Sept. 11 terror attacks in 2001, as a "soldier of caliphate," according to a bulletin over the group's Al-Bayan radio on Monday.