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Immediate Release

Readout of Secretary Carter’s Call with French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook provided the following readout:

 

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian spoke again by phone this morning – their second call since the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night. This was an opportunity to share actions that both governments are taking in the wake of the attack. They agreed on concrete steps the U.S. and French militaries should take to further intensify our close cooperation in prosecuting a sustained campaign against ISIL. Secretary Carter reiterated the firm commitment of the United States to support France and move together to ensure ISIL is dealt a lasting defeat. They agreed to continue to remain in close contact in the days ahead.