Paris Attacks: President Obama Calls Ongoing Situation an 'Attack on All of Humanity'


US President Barack Obama looks down as he speaks to the press in Washington, DC on November 13, 2015, after being informed about a series of deadly attacks that rocked Paris. At least 35 people were killed as multiple shootings and explosions hit Paris, police said. Police also said there was an ongoing hostage crisis in the Bataclan a concert hall in the French capital.

Shortly before 6 p.m. ET Friday evening (Nov. 13), President Obama addressed the nation with brief remarks regarding the ongoing terror situation in Paris.

"Once again we’ve seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians," President Obama said about the attacks. "This is an attack not just on Paris, not just on the people of France but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share."

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"We’re going to do whatever it takes to work with French people and nations around the world to bring these terrorists to justice and go after any terrorist networks that go after our people," Obama remarked.

"This is a heartbreaking situation, and obviously those of us here in the United States know what it's like. We've gone through these kinds of episodes ourselves, and whenever these kinds of attacks happen, we've always been able to count on the French people to stand with us," Obama continued. "They have been an extraordinary counter-terrorism partner, and we intend to bear with them in that same fashion."

Watch President Obama's full remarks below.


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