Obama on Paris Attacks: ‘ISIS is the Face of Evil’

Turkey G-20 Obama

President Obama on Monday stressed unity with the French people following the deadly terror attacks in Paris.

"ISIS is the face of evil," Obama said at the conclusion of the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey. "Our goal is to destroy this barbaric organization."

Obama underscored that the wave of terror attacks in Paris and the fight against ISIS necessitate that the two nations work more closely together to share intelligence — efforts that are currently underway. But he said it would be a mistake to send U.S. troops into a ground war in Syria.

The president also pushed back against calls for U.S. to reject Syrian refugees. Over the weekend the governors of several states said they would work to bar Syrian refugees from entering their states.

"Slamming the doors in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," Obama said. Syrian "refugees are the victims of terrorism."

Read More

Contact Us