U.S. Will Pay Its Bills, Obama Assures World Leaders


Washington (AFP) – U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday sought to reassure jittery markets and nervous allies that the United States would continue to pay its bills despite the current political crisis.

“Obviously my message to the world is the United States always has paid its bills and it will do so again,” Obama told White House reporters, warning however that until the government shutdown ends there was “a cloud” over America’s economic credibility.

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