Obama to make statement 12:45 pm EDT (1645 GMT) -White House

EDGARTOWN, Mass. Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:51am EDT

EDGARTOWN, Mass. Aug 20 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will make a statement at 12:45 p.m. EDT (1645 GMT), the White House said on Wednesday.

The statement is in reaction to a video showing the execution of an American journalist by Islamic State. (Reporting by Steve Holland and Mark Felsenthal in Washington; Editing by Jim Loney)

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