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14th Nov 2015

Barack Obama: Paris attacks are an attack on all humanity (Video)

Conor Heneghan

President of the United States,Barack Obama, has responded to the tragic events in Paris on Friday evening that have resulted in the deaths of at least 40 people.

Calling it “an outrageous attempt to terrorise innocent civilians” Obama said that it was not just an attack on Paris or on France but an “attack on all of humanity”.

Promising to provide whatever assistance was necessary to France, Obama said: “We stand prepared and ready to provide whatever assistance that the government and the people of France need to respond.

“France is our oldest ally. The French people have stood shoulder to shoulder with the United States time and again. And we want to be very clear that we stand together with them in the fight against terrorism and extremism.”

Watch the speech in full in the video above.