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US shutdown: Obama 'exasperated by irresponsible politics'

2 October 2013 Last updated at 22:36 BST

President Obama has said he is "exasperated" by the failure to agree a deal with Republicans over the US budget which has forced the government into shutdown.

The US government closed non-essential operations on Tuesday after Congress failed to reach a new budget deal.

Talking to US network CNBC he said the situation was "entirely unnecessary".