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Attacks in Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt of Denmark February 16, 2015

    The President spoke today with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt to offer condolences for the deaths of two Danish citizens and the injuries of several others in the February 14 terrorist attacks in Copenhagen and to express American solidarity with our Danish allies. The two leaders agreed on the need to work together to confront attacks on freedom of expression as well as against anti-semitic violence. The President also welcomed Denmark's participation this week in the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism. 

  • Press Statement by Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson Washington, DC February 15, 2015

    The United States condemns the terrorist attacks that took place over the weekend in Copenhagen, Denmark. The first attack on Saturday was against a meeting to discuss art, religion, and free speech. The second, early Sunday morning, was against a synagogue. Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the victims who were killed, and our thoughts are with the security officials injured in these terror attacks. We remain in communication with Danish authorities and have offered to be of assistance in any way needed. The people of the United States stand united with the people of Denmark and all others who defend the universal right of freedom of speech and stand against anti-semitism and bigotry in all its forms. 

  • Statement by NSC Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on the Shooting in Copenhagen, February 14, 2015

    The United States condemns today’s deplorable shooting in Copenhagen. We offer our condolences to the loved ones of the deceased victim, and our thoughts are with those wounded in this attack. We have been in close contact with our Danish counterparts and stand ready to lend any assistance necessary to the investigation. 

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