Obama calls Malaysian crash "outrage of unspeakable proportions"
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 00:55
U.S. President Obama says at least one U.S. citizen killed in Malaysian plane crash that he calls an ''outrage of unspeakable proportions.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: U.S. President Obama says at least one U.S. citizen killed in Malaysian plane crash that he calls an "outrage of unspeakable proportions."
World leaders called for a rapid investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine and justice for nearly 300 deaths that could mark a pivotal moment in deteriorating relations between Russia and the West.
As Ukraine sought to rally international support against Russia, two U.S. officials said Washington strongly suspected the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with 298 aboard was downed by a missile fired by Ukrainian rebels backed by Moscow.
There were no survivors from Thursday's crash, the deadliest such attack on a commercial airliner, which scattered bodies across miles of rebel-held territory near the border with Russia. Flight MH17 was heading for Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam.
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