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U.S. Stands with Paris


People gather outside the French Consulate in Los Angeles to honor the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

​The American people stand in solidarity with the people of France in the wake of the recent and tragic terror attack in Paris.

The American people stand in solidarity with the people of France in the wake of the recent and tragic terror attack in Paris. One hundred twenty nine people were killed in a string of coordinated assaults across the city Friday evening. U.S. President Barack Obama called the attacks an “outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians”:

“This is an attack not just on Paris, it’s an attack not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share.”

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry echoed the President’s remarks noting: “These are heinous, evil, vile acts. Those of us who can must do everything in our power to fight back against what can only be considered an assault on our common humanity.”

“France is our oldest ally,” said President Obama. “The French people have stood shoulder to shoulder with the United States time and again.” President Obama noted that the “American people draw strength from the French people’s commitment to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness":

“We want to be very clear that we stand together with them in the fight against terrorism and extremism … We’re going to do whatever it takes to work with the French people and with nations around the world to bring these terrorists to justice, and to go after any terrorist networks that go after our people.”

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