Washington, DC - President Barack Obamas  Call with President Francois Hollande of France:

President Obama spoke by phone this evening with President Hollande of France to offer the condolences of the American people for the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris earlier this evening. The President reiterated the United States' steadfast, unwavering support for the people of France, our oldest ally and friend, and reaffirmed the offer of any necessary support to the French investigation.

The two leaders pledged to work together, and with nations around the world, to defeat the scourge of terrorism.