US stands with France, Obama says

US President Barack Obama says the US will stand united with its French allies following a terrorist attack in Nice, France, vowing to destroy terrorist networks.

"We have stood together for two centuries, we will stand united now," Obama says of the long-standing allegiance with France after speaking with French President Francois Hollande and meeting with the French ambassador at a diplomatic reception at the White House.

"These individuals and networks are an affront to all of our humanity," Obama tells foreign diplomats, pledging to stand with partners across the globe to "destroy this vile terrorist organization."

Obama however also denounced vilifying all Muslims on the basis of the actions of a few and called a suggestion by former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich for religious tests for Muslims "repugnant."

Last update: Fri, 15/07/2016 - 22:11

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