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Obama speaks with Yemeni President over security concerns.

| WASHINGTON, Sept 14 (KUNA) -- U.S. President Barack Obama spoke with Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi late Thursday over security concerns for American personnel in Yemen.

The leaders discussed the assault on the U.S. Embassy in Sana'a and Obama thanked Hadi for his swift condemnation of the violent attack, according to the White House late Thursday.

Obama expressed appreciation for the cooperation "we have received from the Yemeni government and underscored the importance of working together to ensure the security of U.S. personnel going forward." President Hadi committed to doing everything possible to protect American citizens in Yemen, and said he had deployed additional security forces around the U.S. Embassy.

Obama reiterated his rejection of any efforts to denigrate Islam, after an independently produced film denigrating Islam triggered violent reactions in the Muslim world, and emphasized that there is never any justification for the violence.

Obama concluded the call by expressing his appreciation for the strong partnership between our two nations and reaffirming our commitment to supporting the Yemeni government and people during their historic transition. (end) hy.rk KUNA 140932 Sep 12NNNN

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Date:Sep 14, 2012
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