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Obama opens climate change speech with tribute to Paris

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 01:15

U.S. President Barack Obama begins his address at the United Nations summit on climate change with a tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) During his address at the United Nations summit on climate change on Monday (November 30), U.S. President Barack Obama offered condolences to the people of France for what he described as "barbaric attacks on this beautiful city." "We stand united in solidarity not only to deliver justice to the terrorist network responsible for those attacks but to protect our people and uphold the endearing values that keep us strong and keep us free. And we salute the people of Paris for insisting this crucial conference go on," Obama said, adding that the commitment to the conference in spite of the attacks was a sign of the world's resolve to come together. The Nov. 13 attacks killed 130 people and were claimed by Islamic State militants. The attack has prompted an aggressive response from Western countries with France ramping up military operations against IS in Syria and Iraq.

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Obama opens climate change speech with tribute to Paris

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 01:15