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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by NSC Deputy Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on the Earthquake in Southwestern China

The United States offers sincere condolences to all those who lost loved ones in the August 3 earthquake in southwestern China.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those that lost their lives, those injured or displaced, and all the people of China on this difficult day.  U.S. disaster response officials are in contact with their Chinese counterparts.  The United States stands ready to assist.