Obama calls Cameron, Merkel, Abbott

A piece of wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is pictured on July 18, 2014 in Shaktarsk, the day after it crashedUS President Barack Obama spoke by phone on Friday with the leaders of Germany, Britain and Australia to discuss how to respond to the downing of a Malaysian jetliner in eastern Ukraine. The calls to Chancellor Angela Merkel and prime ministers David Cameron and Tony Abbott came after Obama said the missile that Washington believes brought down the passenger plane came from rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine. In the call with Abbott, Obama offered condolences for the loss of Australians on board the jet, which was traveling between Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur when it went down on Thursday.

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