Obama is speaking after an Oval Office meeting with French President Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWND'). Obama says he and Hollande agreed the nations in the U.S.-led coalition must do more together to fight the Islamic State.
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Obama is calling it a "barbaric terrorist group." He says this is an important moment for the U.S. and France as well as the rest of the world.
Obama is declaring "total solidarity" with France and pledging to bring justice to the perpetrators and the people who sent them. Obama says the U.S. and France together will "defend out nations."
The president also says the attacks that killed 130 in Paris was an attack on the world itself.