US eyeing Olympic security after Russia attacks

The White House says the United States ”would welcome” the

opportunity for closer security cooperation with Russia for the

Olympics following a pair of deadly attacks in the southern city of


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.