November 9th, 2010
05:10 AM ET
JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) –The Indonesia volcano that threatened President Obama's visit is now "likely" to shorten an already brief stop to the capital city of Jakarta.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs, who had earlier told reporters officials were closely monitoring the ash cloud from Mount Merapi, said forecasting shows air traffic might again be disrupted.
Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications, said the speech, which will hit on key themes President Obama laid out in his Cairo Muslim address last year, remains a top priority. "We want to preserve as much of the schedule as we can," he said.
Two previous trips to Indonesia were canceled because President Obama had to deal with health care reform in March and the Gulf oil spill in June.