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Morocco earthquake: US says it can offer “significant assistance”

The United States has informed the Moroccan government that it is prepared to provide “significant assistance” following the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the country and left thousands dead.

“We have search and rescue teams ready to deploy that can assist not only with this activity, but also with medical assistance and other forms of assistance,” U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor Jon Finer told reporters aboard the Air Force One, the American Presidential plane.

VIDEO — Magnitude 6.8 earthquake hits Morocco and leaves hundreds dead

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“We are also ready to release funds at the right time to help Moroccans recover and deal with this terrible tragedy that has befallen them,” he added.

The decision comes after a statement on Saturday from President Joe Biden, who said his administration was in contact with authorities in Morocco.

“We are working quickly to ensure that American citizens in Morocco are safe, and we stand ready to provide any necessary assistance to the Moroccan people,” Biden wrote.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken expressed “deep sadness for the loss of life and destruction” and “sincere condolences” to those affected and reinforced Biden’s pledge of assistance.

Source: CNN Brasil

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