President Barack Obama of the United States had in the evening of Friday, November 13, 2015 commiserated with the French President François Hollande and the entire French people following the deadly attacks in Paris.
The bloody attacks that took place in the evening hours of Friday, November 13, 2015 left at least 18 persons dead and others traumatized.
In a statement, delivered through phone, Obama said: “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.”
Obama further stated that the United States is willing to offer help in whichever form to Paris because French people have always been supportive with the American people.
He reiterated the resolve of the Americans to help the French government and the people in their fight against terrorism and extremism.
He added: “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. Paris itself represents the timeless values of human progress. Those who think that they can terrorize the people of France or the values that they stand for are wrong.
“The American people draw strength from the French people’s commitment to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness. We are reminded in this time of tragedy that the bonds of liberté and égalité and fraternité are not only values that the French people care so deeply about, but they are values that we share.
“And those values are going to endure far beyond any act of terrorism or the hateful vision of those who perpetrated the crimes this evening. 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.”