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Obama: Nice Looks Like Terror; Trump: Not the Time for VP

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both condemned the attack in Nice, France. (Getty Images)

Friday, 15 Jul 2016 07:03 AM

President Barack Obama condemned what "appears to be a horrific terrorist attack" in Nice as other world leaders expressed dismay, sadness and solidarity with France after a man drove a heavy truck into crowds of people in Nice, reported The Associated Press.

Donald Trump postponed plans to announce his Republican vice presidential pick because of the attack and both presidential candidates condemned the attacks, with Trump declaring "this is war" and Hillary Clinton vowing "we will not be intimidated."

Trump said "this is war. If you look at it, this is war coming from all different parts."

Noting that the attack occurred on Bastille Day, the French national holiday, Obama praised "the extraordinary resilience and democratic values that have made France an inspiration to the entire world."

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other loved ones of those killed," he said.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged solidarity with France in the aftermath of the attack, saying "Germany stands at France's side in the fight against terrorism."

Speaking on the sidelines of a summit in Mongolia, Merkel added: "I am completely convinced that we will win this fight despite all difficulties."

On a state visit to Uruguay, German President Joachim Gauck said Friday that "the 14th of July, the day when France celebrates its national day, represents the values of the French Revolution, which are our values as well."

"An attack on France, therefore, is an attack on the entire free world," he said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he was "shocked by the violence and exceptional cynicism" of Thursday's attack in Nice.

Putin sent condolences to French President Francois Hollande on Friday and said that terrorism can be defeated only if "all civilized mankind pulls efforts together" to fight militants, their leaders as well as targeting their financial backers "wherever they are hiding."

Putin said Russia is willing to work closely with France and other countries to fight terrorism which is "devoid of any human moral."

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President Barack Obama condemned what "appears to be a horrific terrorist attack" in Nice as other world leaders expressed dismay, sadness and solidarity with France after a man drove a heavy truck into crowds of people in Nice.
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