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Obama on France Attacks: 'We're Hopeful That the Immediate Threat Is Resolved

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Barack Obama said he hopes the immediate threat in Paris is over, while cautioning that the situation is still shifting.

Speaking after French police undertook twin operations to break sieges where the gunmen in the Charlie Hebdo massacre were holed up and where hostages were being held in a kosher supermarket, Obama said the U.S. and France are united in their values, calling France "our oldest ally."

“We're hopeful that the immediate threat is resolved,” Obama said. “The French government continues to face terrorism and has remained vigilant.”

Obama said the situation in France "remains fluid."

“Unity and freedom are values that will bind us together,” Obama said, adding these values will endure, “long after the scourge of terrorism is banned from this world."

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