U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry lays a wreath at the Brussels Airport, one of two bombing locations where 31 people were killed on Tuesday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT - NATURAL (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday laid a wreath at the Brussels Airport, one of two bombing locations where 31 people were killed on Tuesday. On his trip to Belgium, Kerry pledged further U.S. help to the country and the EU in tackling Islamist militant threats. Kerry also dismissed criticism of Belgium's failure to track Islamic State militants before the attacks as a tendency to "jump to conclusions", but said there was room for improving anti-terrorism cooperation among European Union nations. Belgium has drawn international criticism for security lapses in the run-up to the bombings in Brussels airport and a metro station which, in addition to the 31 dead, injured around 270 people. A U.S. official confirmed Tuesday that two Americans were among the dead but declined to name the Americans killed until their next of kin had been notified.