White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest:
"It is critical that there be a full, credible, and unimpeded international investigation as quickly as possible. We urge all concerned — Russia, the pro-Russian separatists, and Ukraine — to support an immediate cease-fire in order to ensure safe and unfettered access to the crash site for international investigators and in order to facilitate the recovery of remains." More.
We are horrified by the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. There are no words adequate to express our condolences to the families of the nearly 300 victims. We offer our sympathies and support to the Governments of Malaysia and the Netherlands at this difficult time
Secretary Kerry in statement on Crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Eastern Ukraine. July 17, 2014
President Obama spoke to young leaders in #Malaysia today, where he said, “America has always had a history with Asia. And we’ve got a future with Asia.” #YSEALItalk
President Obama in Malaysia: America has always had a history with Asia. And we’ve got a future with Asia.
The world is less violent, it is healthier, it is wealthier, it is more tolerant and it offers more opportunity than any time in human history for more people than any time in human history.
President Barack Obama travels to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on April 26, 2014. Find out more about his trip here and see more photos from his trip on Flickr.
President Obama: “The world is less violent, it is healthier, it is wealthier, it is more tolerant and it offers more opportunity than any time in human history for more people than any time in human history.”
Read his full remarks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Town Hall here.
Great discussion with young innovators in Kuala Lumpur. I was so impressed by the youth in #Malaysia. President Obama better be ready for his #YSEALItalk Town Hall! You can watch it live on state.gov. — Rick Stengel
Join us! President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Town Hall on April 27, 2014 at 4:00 PM (MYT) / 4:00 AM (EDT). Watch live on whitehouse.gov/live or state.gov, and follow the conversation using the hashtag #YSEALItalk. Go to yseali.state.gov for more information.
First trip as Under Secretary of State under way in Malaysia, where President Obama will formally launch YSEALI on April 27. Another first for me, taking over @StateDept’s Instagram account for the day. Here I am with my guide to Masjid Jamek in Kuala Lumpur. — Rick Stengel