Kerry in Paris to consult with French leaders on attack

2015-11-17 12:50
John Kerry. (File: AFP)

John Kerry. (File: AFP)

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Paris - US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Paris meeting with French officials to go over plans to respond to last week's attacks and bring an end to the conflict in Syria.

Kerry began on Tuesday by meeting with diplomats from the US Embassy to thank them for their service. Later, he will see French President Francois Hollande and Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.

Kerry told embassy staffers that the bonds between the United States and France are stronger than ever and that Friday's attacks were an assault on civilisation and common decency.

"This is just raw terror," he said, vowing that the campaign against ISIS will succeed. "We will end the scourge of Daesh," he said, referring to the group by its Arabic acronym.

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