No act of terror will stop march of freedom: Kerry

RSTV Bureau
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US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said that no act of terror will ever stop “the march of freedom” and the entire world is with the people of France.

In the deadliest terror attack in France in four decades, heavily-armed gunmen stormed a satirical newspaper’s office in Paris on January 7 and shot dead at least 12 people.

Speaking at the 7th Vibrant Gujarat Summit, Kerry said that we may have come from different walks of life. But we stand together this morning with the people of France as a marching tribute to the victims of last week’s murderous attack on the headquarters of satirical weekly Charle Hebdo.

“We stand together in freedom and together we make it clear that no act of terror will ever stop the march of freedom.”

The entire world stand together not just in “anger and outrage” but in “solidarity and commitment” to the cause of confronting extremism, he said.

Obama “excited” to be at Republic Day celebrations: Kerry

President Barack Obama is “very excited” that he will be the first US President to be honoured as the chief guest at India’s Republic Day celebrations, Secretary of State John Kerry said today.

President Obama is very excited and particularly pleased with the fact that he will be the first US President to be honoured as the chief guest on Republic Day commemoration, he said.

“And he will the first sitting US President to visit India twice while in office,” Kerry said. “Let me make it clear we believe in values that both countries share.”

Obama, who had visited India in 2010, would also be the first US President to visit the country twice while in office.