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Obama says US committed to providing assets for MH370 ocean search

Published on Apr 27, 2014 2:46 PM
 
US President Barack Obama listens to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak as they participate in a joint news conference at the Perdana Putra Building in Putrajaya on April 27, 2014. US President Barack Obama said on Sunday, April 27, 2014, that the United States was "absolutely committed" to providing more assets to assist in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - US President Barack Obama said on Sunday that the United States was "absolutely committed" to providing more assets to assist in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean.

"I can tell you the United States is absolutely committed to providing whatever resources and assets that we can," Mr Obama told a news conference in Kuala Lumpur with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

A US defence official told Reuters on Friday that the sea search is likely to drag on for years as it enters the much more difficult phase of scouring broader areas of the ocean near where the plane is believed to have crashed.

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