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Mumbai terror attack: Obama calls up Rice again

Aziz Haniffa in Washington, DC | November 28, 2008 02:21 IST
Last Updated: November 28, 2008 02:25 IST

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United States President-elect Barack Obama [Images] called up Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice [Images] again on the morning of Thanksgiving Day, to get the latest update on the Mumbai terror attacks.
A spokesman for the President-elect said, "This morning, President-elect Obama spoke with Secretary Rice by phone to get an update on the situation in Mumbai."
On Wednesday, Obama had spoken with Rice, after his national security spokesperson had issued a statement strongly condemning the terrorist attacks.

The President-elect also called Indian Ambassador Ronen Sen to condole the loss of innocent lives and to convey his deepest sympathies for the families of the victims.
Obama's spokesman said that in addition to his call to Rice for an update on Thursday, Obama had also "received an intelligence briefing on the attacks."
"The President-elect is also receiving regular situational updates from the State Department Operations Centre and the National Counter Terrorism [Images] Centre," the spokesman said, and added: "He continues to monitor the situation closely and appreciates the cooperation and information shared by the Bush administration."

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