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Obama: Suspicious packages 'contain explosive material

10-30-2010 09:40 BJT

US President Barack Obama has said that initial tests on the two suspicious packages confirmed they contained explosive materials. Speaking at the White House, Obama praised authorities for foiling what the potential attack.

Barack Obama said, "As usual our intelligence, law-enforcement and homeland security professionals have served with extraordinary skill and resolve and with a commitment that their enormous responsibilities demand. We are also co-ordinating closely and effectively with our friends and our allies, who are essential to this fight. As we obtain more information, we will keep the public fully informed. At this stage, the American people should know that the counter-terrorism professionals are taking this threat very seriously and are taking all necessary and prudent steps to ensure our security. And the American people should be confident that we will not waiver in our resolve to defeat Al Qaida and its affiliates and to rule our violent extremism in all its forms. Thank you very much."

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: CNTV.CN

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