CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Obama condemns Baghdad bombing, U.S. withdrawal unaffected: White House

08-18-2010 07:34 BJT

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- White House said on Tuesday that U.S. President Barack Obama condemned the suicide bombing at a Baghdad army recruitment center that killed dozens but the administration insisted rampant violence will not affect the schedule of U.S. military drawdown.

"The president condemns those attacks. There are obviously still people who want to derail the advances that the Iraqi people have made towards democracy, but they are firmly on track and we' re confident that we're moving towards the end of our combat mission there," said White House spokesman Bill Burton in a statement.

"Our combat mission ends at the end of the month, but we will still have troops there who are helping to support them as necessary," Burton said, denying the upsurge of violence will affect the schedule of U.S. military withdrawal.

At least 48 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded Tuesday in a suicide bomb attack on an army recruitment center in Baghdad.

Iraq is witnessing a resurgence of violence recently as a new government is still not in place five months after the parliamentary elections. The death toll in July has reached an alarming two-year high, casting doubt on the government's ability to secure the country.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program