U.S. President Expresses Condolences, Pledges Aid for Korean Ferry Sinking

first_img View post tag: President View post tag: Condolences View post tag: pledges View post tag: Korean Authorities View post tag: Sinking View post tag: Expresses Back to overview,Home naval-today U.S. President Expresses Condolences, Pledges Aid for Korean Ferry Sinking View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic U.S. President Expresses Condolences, Pledges Aid for Korean Ferry Sinking View post tag: Navy U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMAU.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have expressed condolences to the families of the victims of Korean ferry which sank off the coast of South Korea on April 16th. Share this article April 18, 2014 View post tag: Aid In a White House statement, the president also said he’s directed the U.S. military “to provide any and all assistance requested by our Korean partners in the days ahead.”The text of the president’s and first lady’s statement follows:“On behalf of all the American people, Michelle and I send our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of the tragic ferry sinking off the coast of the Republic of Korea. The bonds of friendship between the American and Korean people are strong and enduring, and our hearts ache to see our Korean friends going through such a terrible loss, especially the loss of so many young students.“South Korea is one of our closest allies, and American Navy personnel and U.S. Marines are already on the scene assisting with the search and rescue efforts. I’ve directed our military to provide any and all assistance requested by our Korean partners in the days ahead.“As I will underscore on my visit to Seoul next week, America’s commitment to our ally South Korea is unwavering—in good times and in bad. As the Korean people deal with this heartbreaking tragedy, they will have the unending support and friendship of the United States.”[mappress]Press Release, April 18, 2014; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: U.S. View post tag: Ferrylast_img read more