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Gov. Branstad issues statement in wake of attacks in Paris

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad

DES MOINES –Today, Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds issued statements and offered condolences to the people of France in the wake of terrrorist attacks yesterday in Paris.

“On behalf of the state of Iowa, I offer my sincerest sympathies to the French people. Iowa shares many historical connections to France and these despicable attacks are an assault to the freedoms and liberties both our nations so deeply cherish. My thoughts and prayers are with the families at this very difficult time,” said Branstad.

Lt. Gov. Reynolds continued by saying, “Iowans, and Americans across the country are in mourning today. My heartfelt prayers are with the families who are suffering from these senseless acts of terrorism perpetrated by radical jihadists on peaceful Parisians and felt around the world. We must stand shoulder to shoulder with France, our closest ally in rooting out this evil from the civilized world.”

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