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US eyes Olympic security after Russia attacks

US would welcome 'closer cooperation' with Russia on security ahead of Olympics

US eyes Olympic security after Russia attacks

HONOLULU (AP) -- The White House says the United States "would welcome" the opportunity for closer security cooperation with Russia for the Winter Olympics following a pair of deadly attacks in the southern city of Volgograd.

Spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden says the U.S. has already offered "full support" to Russia as it makes security preparations for the games. But she says the U.S. would welcome "closer cooperation" to ensure the safety of athletes, spectators and other participants.

Hayden also says the U.S. condemns the attacks and offers its deepest condolences to the victims' families.

The games in Sochi begin Feb. 7.

Updated : 2021-05-16 08:18 GMT+08:00