Obama calls Kenya attack 'terrible outrage,' U.S. cooperating

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a memorial service for victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting in Washington, September 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a memorial service for victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting in Washington, September 22, 2013.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday called the attack in a Nairobi mall a "terrible outrage" and said the United States was providing all the cooperation it could to Kenya.

"We stand with them against this terrible outrage that occurred," Obama said during a meeting with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in New York.

Both men, who are in town for the United Nations General Assembly, expressed condolences to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.

"I feel the pain of President Kenyatta ... terror anywhere in the world is terror on all of us," Jonathan said.

(This story has been corrected to insert dropped words in quote, paragraph four)

(Reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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Comments (8)
chekovmerlin wrote:
So are the 10 people killed in Los Angeles County over the past few days. That’s here at home, not across the oceans.

Sep 23, 2013 2:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
speaker12 wrote:
We must be grateful to our leader. He has drawn another red line in Kenya. Unfortunately it was Islam that drew it first, drawn in the blood of Christians. Oh Mr. President, you continue to miss the boat. We are so glad you will protect your health care fiasco. It will cost our Nation but protect your lame duck presidency.

Sep 23, 2013 5:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
politicsisbs wrote:
Should Kenya look at a Brady Bill and ban Guns? …..

Sep 23, 2013 7:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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