Saturday, March 12, 2011

Obama: U.S., UU, assist in every possible way to Japan

Washington. .- The President of the United States, Barack Obama, said today that his country is willing to send all the necessary assistance to Japan after the "devastating" earthquake in this country. In a press conference at the White House initially called to discuss oil prices, Obama said the tsunami caused by the earthquake, which has now reached the U.S.

west coast. UU., Has caused no damage so far but "closely monitor" the situation. It urged U.S. citizens and residents in affected areas to obey any evacuation orders or out and indicated that the various agencies involved in this type of disaster coordinate closely to respond to possible damage.

Obama said he has already talked with Japanese Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, to provide assistance and condolences of his country. In this regard, he noted that a U.S. aircraft carrier heads to Japan and other waters already in Nipponese. Another ship will be brought to the Marianas to provide possible assistance.

"Our hearts are with our friends in Japan and throughout the region, and are willing to support them in their recovery and reconstruction following this tragedy," stressed the president. The Japanese government said the number of victims is "extremely high", 133 according to the latest official count, and asked the public to be ready for new replicas of great intensity.

Obama, in addition to telephone the chief of the Japanese government had been kept informed by his staff from early in the morning. United States has issued a travel warning recommending that its citizens not to travel to Japan, unless it is essential.

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