Murder of Steven Sotloff
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic (Paris, September 2, 2014)
The French President condemns with outrage the horrific execution - if it is confirmed - of American journalist Steven Sotloff, kidnapped in Aleppo in 2013 by Islamic State terrorists.
This barbaric act, following the execution of another journalist, James Foley, reveals the despicable nature of this jihadist organization, which threatens freedoms and knows only terror.
The Head of State expresses his wholehearted solidarity with the family and friends of this international reporter./.