WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) tonight released the following statement regarding the terrorist attack in Nice:

“My prayers are with France and the victims of this horrific terrorist attack. We have continued to witness heartbreaking attacks in Europe and it is my hope we are able to come together to address the root causes of this violence with the strongest hand possible. While the investigation is ongoing, this has all the signs of a problem we sadly know all too well.

"We must resolve as a nation in cooperation with our allies to take decisive action to break this senseless cycle of violence.”

The following information is from the U.S. Consulate General Marseille:

We urge U.S. citizens in Nice to contact family members and loved ones to notify them that you are safe, avoid the area, to monitor local press for updates, and to exercise caution if you are in the vicinity.  The local crisis number set up by the French Government in Nice is +33 8 20 26 06 06. 

For further detailed information regarding France and travel:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and France Country Specific Information
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.  
  • Contact the Consulate General in Marseille at Place Varian Fry, 13286 Marseille Cedex 6, France. Telephone: +(33)(1) 43-12-48-85.  After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +(33)(1) 43-12-22-22.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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