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Kerry Dismisses Criticism of U.S. Presence at Paris Rally

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GANDHINAGAR, India — Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday he would travel to Paris this week to express solidarity with the victims of the Islamist militant attack on a satirical weekly newspaper.

On a visit to India, Kerry rebutted as “quibbling” criticism that the United States had not been represented by a more senior official at a million-strong remembrance march in the French capital on Sunday that was joined by world leaders.

Kerry said he would travel on Thursday and be in Paris for part of the day on Friday. Seventeen people were killed in three days of violence last week that started with a shooting attack on the Charlie Hebdo weekly.

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