President Obama Remarks on Paris Terror Attacks

He says he declines to speculate on details of the attack until more information becomes available.
5:28 | 11/13/15

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This is an ABC news. Now reported. George Stephanopoulos. And we are coming on the air right now because President Obama is about to speak about a horrifying situation unfolding in Paris tonight at least three attacks. Two shootings. In northeast Harris from the tenth Iran is small. Also at the stadium this Dodd defrost France vs Germany huge soccer games like the president of France. In that arena tonight we're bombs were heard going off near the stadium you see panic there on the field. The French president. You heard the bomb right there the French president has been evacuated he's being brief right now. Well perhaps maybe the most serious situation an ongoing hostage situation to bot to climb concert hall. I'm here with Brian Ross or chief investigative correspondent at this looks like a coordinated attack the police are on the scene for that hostage situation right now scores dead. That's right this takes great sophistication to put together this kind of simultaneous attacks at least three. Different locations all the trademarks of an organized terrorist group tours and situations to. I'm going right now you see the White House briefing room right there President Obama has also been briefed on this situation. Earlier just early yesterday I was in the White House the president was talking by the racists are being contained. And the progress we've made in the fight against ice is Jon Karl in the briefing room. George the president coming in there right now. Vinegar but it. I just want to make a few brief comments about the attacks across Paris tonight. Once again we've seen an outrageous attempts to terrorize innocent civilians. This is an attack not just on Paris it's an attack not just on. The people friends but this is an attack on all of humanity of the universal values that we share. We stand prepared. And ready to provide whatever assistance that the government and the people of France need to respond. France's. Our oldest ally. French people have stood shoulder to shoulder. With the United States time and again. We won't be very clear that we stand together we're banned in the fight against terrorism and extremism. Terrorists 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. Or wrong. Where people draw strength. For the French people's commitment to life liberty. Pursuit of happiness. We are reminded in this time of tragedy. That the bonds of libertarian. You gotta pay the turner Terry. Are not only values that the French people. Care so deeply about fair values that we share and those values are gonna into work far beyond. Any act of terrorism. For the hateful vision of those. The perpetrators of crimes receiver I want them to do whatever it takes to work where French people and we're. Nations. Around the world. To bring these. Terrorists to justice and go after any terrorist networks the go after people. We don't yet know. All the details of what is happened. We have been in contact with the French officials. To communicate. Our deepest condolences to the families of those who were killed. To offer our prayers and thoughts to those. Who've been wounded. We have offered our full support to them the situation is still unfolding. I've chosen not to call present law. At this time because my expectation is that he's very busy at the moment. I actually by coincidence was talking to him earlier today in preparation for the G-20 here. But. I am confident that albeit indirect communication with him in the next few days. And will be coordinating. In many ways that they think is her helpful. In the investigation of what's happened. 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 happened we've always been able to count on the fringe people to stand with us. They have been an extraordinary counterterrorism partner. And we intend to be. There would ban and that same fashion. I'm sure that in the days ahead we'll learn more about exactly what happens and my teams will make sure that we. Communication with the press that provide directorate information I don't want to speculate at this point. In terms who was responsible for this. It appears that there may still be live activity. Dangers. That are taking place as we speak and so until we. Know from French officials who situations under control and we have more information about about a one aspect of that thank you very much.

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