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Obama to address America on ‘terrorism’ from Oval Office today

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks after addressing the nation about the end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, August 31, 2010. Obama declared the U.S. combat mission in Iraq ended on Tuesday, but said the U.S. commitment to Iraq has not ended as he urged its leaders to quickly form an inclusive government.  REUTERS/Jim Young   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks after addressing the nation about the end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, August 31, 2010. Obama declared the U.S. combat mission in Iraq ended on Tuesday, but said the U.S. commitment to Iraq has not ended as he urged its leaders to quickly form an inclusive government. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY)

U.S. President Barack Obama will address the nation today from the Oval Office about his government’s highest priority at the moment which is ‘keeping American people safe’.

The White House said that the President will provide an update on the ongoing investigation into the attack in San Bernardino

“He will also discuss the broader threat of terrorism — including the nature of the threat, how it has evolved, and how we will defeat it,” the statement said.

President Obama will reiterate his conviction to obliterate the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (ISIS) and will remind Americans to remain firm on their values of ‘unwavering commitment to justice, equality, and freedom’ in order to prevail over terrorist groups that use violence to advance a ‘destructive ideology’.

According to reports, this will be a rare address as Obama prefers to address the nation from the East Room.

He has made only two formal addresses from the Oval Office during his presidency, with the last one coming in 2010 to mark the end of combat troops in Iraq. (ANI)