Obama reacts to terror attacks in Mali

President Obama said Saturday attacks at a Mali hotel that killed 20 people, including an American, serve as a reminder of the "scourge of terrorism" that threatens the world.

"Like the heinous attacks we saw in Paris, and attacks we see all too often elsewhere, this is another awful reminder that the scourge of terrorism threatens so many of our nations," Obama said at the ASEAN Business & Investment Summit in Malaysia, according to the White House Press Office.

The shootings came exactly one week after Islamic State attackers killed 130 people in Paris. Mali officials have not determined who was behind the acts, but the president said regardless, the U.S. will stand with other nations in its "relentless" work to erase terrorism.

"This barbarity only stiffens our resolve to meet this challenge... We will not allow these killers to have a safe haven," Obama concluded.

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