Thursday, July 14, 2016

President Obama Condemns The "Horrific Terrorist Attack" In Nice, France

In a statement just released on the White House's official website President Barack Obama condemned Thursday’s attack in Nice in which he offering “solidarity and partnership” to the country and vowing to “bring those responsible to justice.

Here is Obama’s full statement:

"On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other loved ones of those killed, and we wish a full recovery for the many wounded. I have directed my team to be in touch with French officials, and we have offered any assistance that they may need to investigate this attack and bring those responsible to justice. We stand in solidarity and partnership with France, our oldest ally, as they respond to and recover from this attack.
On this Bastille Day, we are reminded of the extraordinary resilience and democratic values that have made France an inspiration to the entire world, and we know that the character of the French Republic will endure long after this devastating and tragic loss of life."

The Presidents words come on the night when at least 80 people were killed and dozens injured when a truck slammed into a crowd in the French Riviera city during Bastille Day celebrations.

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