Paris attackers 'psychopathic monsters': Kerry

Paris attackers ‘psychopathic monsters': Kerry


US Secretary of State John Kerry has described Islamic State (IS) militants as “psychopathic monsters” following Friday’s deadly attacks in Paris.Mr Kerry, in Paris for talks with President Hollande, said the US stood “shoulder to shoulder” with France.Mr Hollande says France is committed to destroying IS. French air strikes hit the militants in Syria overnight.IS has said it carried out the attacks on bars, restaurants, a concert hall and a stadium in which 129 people died.A huge manhunt is still under way for a suspected member of the group, Salah Abdeslam, who was believed to have fled across the border to his native Belgium.Standing outside the US embassy on Monday, Mr Kerry called France America’s oldest friend and first ally, and said the only response to the attacks must be a fierce sense of solidarity.”Your American sisters and brothers will stand with you shoulder to shoulder as we have stood together throughout history. Tonight we are all Parisians,” he said.Mr Kerry added that the fight against IS was not a clash of civilisations.”They are in fact psychopathic monsters. There’s nothing civilised about them,” he said.After he spoke the building was illuminated in the blue, white and red of the French flag.


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