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US committed to supporting MH370 search: Obama

US authorities have found M'sia 'fully forthcoming' in sharing info, he says

Published Sun, Apr 27, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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[KUALA LUMPUR] US President Barack Obama said yesterday that the United States was fully 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 Navy submersible drone scanned a remote patch of the Indian Ocean seabed yesterday in its so far fruitless efforts to find signs of the missing plane, but bad weather prevented an air and sea surface search.

More than seven weeks after the jet carrying 239 people disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and six weeks since the search moved from Asia to the Indian Ocean, authorities are now regrouping to decide how to proceed.

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