Agence France-PresseMay 23, 2013 19:34
French President Francois Hollande on Thursday vowed to help Niger "destroy" the militants who launched deadly attacks against a military base and a French-run uranium mine in the west African country.
Hollande, speaking to AFP in Germany, said France would support "all the efforts of Niger to stop the hostage situation" in the town of Agadez, where the military base is.
He said that France would not tolerate such aggression.
"We will not intervene in Niger as we did in Mali, but we have the same willingness to cooperate to fight against terrorism," he said.