Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S promises to work even more closely with the Canadian government to prevent attacks such as those that occurred in Ottawa and Quebec last week.

“President Obama, the State Department and our entire administration pledge to work even more closely with your leaders at every level in order to deter and prevent terrorist attacks,” said Kerry during a speech in Ottawa on Tuesday.

​Kerry, who is in Ottawa for bilateral meetings with Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, is also meeting with select MPs and Prime Minister Stephen Harper before returning to Washington.

He compared last week’s attacks in Canada to the Boston Marathon bombings in his Massachusetts hometown 18 months ago.

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