From Press Secretary Josh Earnest:
“Upon arrival in New York City, the President convened a call with Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the tragic loss of the Malaysian Airlines flight earlier today. They also discussed recent developments in Israel and Gaza.
“Afterward, the President convened a secure call with senior members of his national security team to receive an update on the tragic loss of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine. The President was briefed on our ongoing efforts to support the Ukrainian government and a prompt international investigation into what took place. The President directed his national security team to continue offering whatever assistance is necessary to advance the international effort to determine what happened. The participants in that call included:
-CIA Director John Brennan
-White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough
-Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Stephanie O’Sullivan
-Deputy National Security Adviser Lisa Monaco
-Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes