Barack Obama calls French, Belgian leaders after Abdeslam arrest

Brussels, Mar 19: US President Barack Obama telephoned French President Francois Hollande and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel to congratulate them for the arrest of top Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, officials said on Friday.

"Obama called Hollande to congratulate him for the intervention," the French presidency told AFP, hours after Abdeslam was arrested in Brussels.

Also read: Paris terror attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam arrested in Brussels

Obama calls French, Belgian leaders

"Congratulations from the President of the United States. Belgium and France stand united in the fight against terrorism," Michel said on his official twitter account, adding a picture of himself on the phone, standing beside the French president.


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