Obama: ‘We pledge to stand with our French friends’

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 15: US President Barack Obama talks about yesterday's terrorist attack in Nice, France that killed 84 people, during a reception for the Diplomatic Corps in the East Room at the White House on July 15, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama on Friday pledged that the U.S. would stand in solidarity with France after the terrorist attack in Nice in which more than 80 people were killed.

“Overnight in Nice, we witnessed another tragic and appalling attack on the peace and the freedom that we cherish,” Obama said in remarks delivered at the White House. “Today, our hearts are with the people of France and all of the innocent men, women and so many children who were hurt or killed in this sickening attack.”

Obama added, “We pledge to stand with our French friends.”