Obama wants credible flotilla probe
LAST UPDATED: 06/02/2010 08:45
White House pushes for an "Impartial, transparent" investigation.
Obama talking to Netanyahu on the phone Photo: Pete Souza
US President Barack
Obama said Wednesday that he supports "A credible, impartial and transparent" investigation to examine the events leading to Israel's Monday raid on the Gaza-bound
Earlier, White House
sources hinted that they might demand an international investigation of
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Obama spoke with
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday, where he
expressed his condolences and was "working in close consultation
with Israel to help achieve the release of the passengers, including
those deceased and wounded, and the ships themselves."
"The President affirmed the importance of finding better ways to
humanitarian assistance to the people of Gaza without undermining
Israel's security," the White House statement said.
Obama also made clear the US support for a credible investigation.
The White House has reacted cautiously to the raid in the last two days,
disclosure of the full facts.