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Obama sympathises over Tunis dead

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 00:45

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama offers condolences to victims of Tunisia museum attack. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama on Thursday (March 19) offered condolences to the victims of the attack in Tunis in a speech in Tokyo. Obama was in Tokyo on a three day trip that included an event where Japan and the U.S. announced a partnership to empower girls education. "And before I get started, on behalf of myself and my husband, I want to join in with the others to express our condolences over the horrific event yesterday in Tunisia. Our hearts go out to the loved ones of those who were lost here in Japan and around the world. They are very much in our thoughts and prayers today," Michelle Obama told reporters at the start of the event, which was also attended by U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and Japan's First Lady Akie Abe. Earlier, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the government had information three Japanese citizens were killed and three wounded in an attack on Tunisia's national museum. Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid said earlier five Japanese were among those killed when gunmen wearing military uniforms stormed Tunisia's national museum on Wednesday. The attack in Tunisia was one of the worst militant attacks in a country that had largely escaped the region's "Arab Spring" turmoil.

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Obama sympathises over Tunis dead

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 00:45