President Barack Obama visits the Dutch Embassy in Washington to sign a book of condolence, joined by Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Mollema, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Most of the 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down near the border between Ukraine and Russia were Dutch citizens. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Obama pledges justice in visit to Dutch embassy
The Associated Press
First Published Jul 22 2014 10:17 am • Last Updated Jul 22 2014 10:17 am
Washington • President Barack Obama says Americans were heartbroken by the loss of so many citizens of the Netherlands in the downed Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down in Ukraine.
Obama is visiting the Netherlands Embassy in Washington and signing a condolence book for those who were lost.
Obama says he wants to, in his words, "assure the Dutch people that we will work with them to make sure that loved ones are recovered, that a proper investigation is conducted and that ultimately justice is done."
Out of the 298 passengers and crew killed on the flight from the Netherlands to Malaysia, the Netherlands was the hardest hit nation, losing 193 citizens.
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