Obama says Paris attacks on 'all of humanity'

ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON
Published 14.11.2015 01:14
Updated 14.11.2015 01:16
U.S. President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about the shooting attacks in Paris, from the White House in Washington November 13, 2015. (Reuters Photo)
U.S. President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about the shooting attacks in Paris, from the White House in Washington November 13, 2015. (Reuters Photo)

President Barack Obama is calling the attacks on Paris "outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians" and is vowing to do whatever it takes to help bring the perpetrators to justice.

Speaking to reporters at the White House, Obama said he would not speculate about who was responsible.

He called the attacks a "heartbreaking situation" and an "attack on all of humanity."

Obama was briefed on the attacks Friday by his counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco.

The attacks come as the president is preparing for two trips abroad. He's slated to leave Saturday for a nine-day trip to Turkey, the Philippines and Malaysia. He due to travel to Paris for climate change talks at the end of the month.

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