The President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, sent to the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, the following message:
«I was shocked and grieved to know of the vile attack perpetrated in Orlando.
The brutality of this further act of senseless violence - which has caused such a large number of innocent victims - deeply touches each and every one of us.
Italy expresses its sympathy to the whole American nation, to the families of the victims and to the wounded, and its warm closeness to you, Mister President.
In this moment of deep sorrow may you, Mr President, accept heartfelt condolences on behalf of myself and of all the Italian people».
Rome, 13 June, 2016