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President Barack Obama Calls For Unity After Brussels Attack

President Barack Obama spoke from Havana, Cuba, where he is on a historic visit restoring relations with the country, on the morning of March 22.

At the beginning of his remarks, he took a moment to speak about the attacks in Brussels, Belgium that occurred earlier in the day. Two explosions happened at the Brussels international airport, and one happened in a metro station near the European Union.

The president said the United States stands in solidarity with Belgium and will do what is necessary to help.

Obama said these attacks are a reminder we need to stand together to defeat violence.

He stated,

The world must unite. We must be together, regardless of nationality or race or faith, in fighting against the scourge of terrorism.

As of Tuesday morning, CNN reports 34 people were killed and 170 were injured in the attacks, which happened several days after Salah Abdeslam, the suspected organizer of last fall's attacks in Paris, was captured in Belgium.

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Alexandra Svokos

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Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Vox, Glamour, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos
Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Vox, Glamour, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos

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