Trump calls Sri Lankan prime minister following church bombings
Added 04-22-19 10:57:02am EST - “President Trump on Monday called Sri Lankan Prime Minister? Ranil Wickremesinghe as the country deals with the aftermath of church bombings a day earlier that killed nearly 300 people.” - Thehill.com
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpThorny part of obstruction of justice is proving intent, that's a job for Congress Obama condemns attacks in Sri Lanka as 'an attack on humanity' Schiff rips Conway's 'display of alternative facts' on Russian election interference MORE on Monday called Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the country deals with the aftermath of church bombings a day earlier that killed nearly 300 people.
"President Trump pledged United States support to Sri Lanka in bringing the perpetrators to justice, and the leaders re-affirmed their commitment to the fight against global terrorism," White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said in a statement.
The president had offered "heartfelt condolences" to Sri Lanka on Sunday morning as reports of the attack first emerged.
The Sri Lankan government has blamed an obscure local Islamist terror group known as National Thowheeth Jama-ath for the suicide bombings, which struck hotels and churches Easter Sunday.
Sri Lankan security forces were warned days in advance that the group was planning attacks against churches, but did not take action, The New York Times reported. Top government officials said they never received the warning.
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