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Obama On Brussels Attacks: 'We Must Be Together' To Fight Terrorism

"We can and we will defeat those who threaten the safety and security of people all around the world."

President Barack Obama spoke on the explosions in Brussels Tuesday, saying the world must stand united against terrorism.

"We will do whatever is necessary to support our friend and ally Belgium in bringing to justice those who are responsible," Obama said. "This is yet another reminder that the world must unite. We must be together regardless of nationality, or race, or faith, in fighting against the scourge of terrorism. We can and we will defeat those who threaten the safety and security of people all around the world."

Explosions in a Brussels airport and train station killed at least 31 people Tuesday morning. The attack took place just days after the suspected mastermind of last year’s Paris terror attacks was captured.

Read more on the Brussels attacks here.

Obama spoke with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel after the attack, offering any assistance necessary in investigating the incident.

Obama gave his public reaction to the attacks during a press conference in Havana, where he's currently visiting as part of a historic trip to Cuba.

This article was updated Wednesday morning after officials revised casualty numbers.

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