White House Offers to Help Bolster Olympics Security

In the wake of suicide bombings in Russia


The White House said Monday that it would welcome "closer cooperation" with Moscow to secure the 2014 Olympic Games in the wake of two suicide bombings in Russia.

The bombings in Volgograd, Russia, over the past two days raised fears that terrorists will attempt to attack the Olympics in Sochi, which are set to begin in six weeks.

The U.S. said it was offering Moscow any help it needs to ensure the Olympics are secure.

"The U.S. government has offered our full support to the Russian government in security preparations for the Sochi Olympic Games, and we would welcome the opportunity for closer cooperation for the safety of the athletes, spectators, and other participants," National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said in a statement.