- Title: U.S. assisting Americans impacted by Barcelona attack -Tillerson
- Date: 17th August 2017
- Summary: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (AUGUST 17, 2017) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE REX TILLERSON SAYING: "Good afternoon, I'd like to start by acknowledging the incident in Barcelona which has the hallmarks it appears of yet another terrorist attack. We offer our condolences to the loss of life and the injuries that have occurred to so many innocent people yet again. We will continue to monitor the situation, we stand ready to assist law enforcement, national security authorities in Spain. Our consulates in Barcelona and our entire mission in Spain team are currently assisting Americans in Spain who are affected by these events. We ask U.S. citizens in the area to let your loved ones know you are safe. Terrorists around the world should know the United States and our allies are resolved to find you and bring you to justice."
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- Keywords: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson terror attack in Barcelona Spain Trump Twitter Trump tweet
- Location: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES / INTERNET
- City: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES / INTERNET
- Country: USA
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016UJQNGN
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- Story Text: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday (August 17) said U.S. consulates in Spain were assisting Americans who may have been impacted by the apparent attack in Barcelona that left at least one person dead and scores injured.
Tillerson was speaking at the start of a joint news conference in Washington with U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis and their Japanese counterparts.
President Donald Trump acknowledged the attack on Twitter, saying: "The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!"
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