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Obama meets Jordan's King Abdullah at White House

Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 00:35

U.S. President Barack Obama sits with Jordan's King Abdullah at the White House following the death of a Jordanian hostage at the hands of Islamic State. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama sat with Jordan's King Abdullah at the White House on Tuesday (February 3) in a meeting that was added to Obama's schedule. The president earlier expressed condolences to the people of Jordan after the death of a Jordanian hostage at the hands of Islamic State militants. Islamic State released a video on Tuesday that purported to show the pilot, Mouath al-Kasaesbeh, being burned to death. The video's authenticity could not immediately be confirmed. Jordan vowed a "strong, earth-shaking and decisive" response to Islamic State killing's of a Jordanian pilot whose death was announced on Tuesday, the government spokesman said a statement. The Jordanian authorities will execute "within hours" an Iraqi woman the government had sought to exchange for the Jordanian pilot, a Jordanian security source said on Tuesday. Sajida al-Rishawi, the Iraqi woman, was sentenced to death for her role in a 2005 suicide bomb attack that killed 60 people in Amman. The authorities will also execute three men previously sentenced for militancy, the source said. Islamic State had demanded Rishawi's release in return for the life of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto. The beheading of Goto, a veteran war reporter, was shown in a video released by the group on Saturday.

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Obama meets Jordan's King Abdullah at White House

Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 00:35