President Obama addressed the attacks in Paris on Friday evening, calling the attacks “heartbreaking.”
“This is an attack not just on Paris… It’s an attack on all of humanity and the universal values we share,” he said.
At least 60 people were killed in the coordinated attacks. Obama warned that the situation was ongoing.
“France is our oldest ally,” he said. “The French people have stood shoulder to shoulder with the U.S. time and time again. We want to be very clear that we stand with them in the fight against terrorism and extremism.”
“Once again we’ve seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians… Those who think that they can terrorize the people of France or the values that they stand for are wrong.”
He added, “American people can draw strength from the French people’s commitment to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
“We’re going to do whatever it takes to work with the French people and to work with nations around the world to bring these terrorists to justice and to go after any terrorist networks that go after our people.”
“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. Whenever these kinds of attacks happened, we’ve always been able to count on the French people to stand with us.”
Watch his full statement below: