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Kerry supports France over attacks

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 00:30

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry expresses solidarity with France following the Islamic militant attacks in Paris on a satirical magazine and a kosher supermarket. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 ROUGH CUT, NO REPORTER NARRATION U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday (January 12) he would travel to Paris this week to express solidarity with the victims of the Islamic militant attacks. Kerry, on a visit to India, rebutted as "quibbling" criticism that the United States had not been represented by a more senior official at a million-strong remembrance march in the French capital on Sunday (January 11) that was joined by world leaders. He said he would travel on Thursday (January 15) and be in Paris for part of the day on Friday (January 16). "The relationship with France is not about one day or one particular moment. It is an ongoing, long time relationship which is deeply deeply based in the shared values, particularly, the commitment that we share to freedom of expression," Kerry told reporters. The Paris march was attended by the top U.S. diplomat for Europe, Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, and the U.S. ambassador to France. Seventeen people, among them journalists and police, were killed in three days of violence last week that started with a shooting attack at the Charlie Hebdo magazine's offices, followed by a siege at a Jewish supermarket. The three Islamic militants behind the attacks were killed by security forces.

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Kerry supports France over attacks

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 00:30