U.S.-Africa Summit, Closing News Conference

President Obama spoke with reporters and responded to questions at the closing news conference of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, held at… read more

President Obama spoke with reporters and responded to questions at the closing news conference of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, held at the State Department. When asked about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict he said that he had “no sympathy” for Hamas, which had acted “extraordinarily irresponsibly” for the firing of rockets at Israeli population centers. Other topics included sanctions against Russia for interventions in Ukraine.

This was the closing event of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit which hosted leaders from 50 African states in Washington from August 4-6, 2014, to discuss trade, investment, and security. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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U.S.-Africa Summit, Closing News Conference

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White House Event
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News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 6, 2014
Last Aired:
Aug 7, 2014

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  • Aug 06, 2014 | 6:14pm EDT | C-SPAN.org
  • Aug 06, 2014 | 6:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 06, 2014 | 11:22pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 07, 2014 | 6:19am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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