Latest News:  
Beijing   Cloudy    33 / 24   City Forecast

Home>>World

Obama commemorates 9/11 at White House Iftar dinner

(Xinhua)

14:09, August 11, 2011

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday night commemorated 9/11 attacks ten years ago at the Iftar dinner held at the White House.

In front of the diplomatic corps and members of Congress, Obama said in one month's time, the country will mark the 10th anniversary of "those awful attacks that brought so much pain to our hearts."

He said the anniversary will be "a time to honor all those that we've lost, the families who carry on their legacy, the heroes who rushed to help that day and all who have served to keep us safe during a difficult decade."

Obama is to participate in ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people next month in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, where the attacks took place.

Iftar dinner is the evening meal when Muslims break their daily fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan.

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:梁军)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Subway in Hangzhou has tests

  2. Thai PM unveils cabinet line-up

  3. Vehicles destroyed in London riots

  4. Polar bear enjoys cool summer

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. Why should the US be immune from criticism?
  2. Putting the rail system back on track
  3. Not all WTO members are equal
  4. Catholicism should adapt to local conditions
  5. Draft may expand lawsuits against government
  6. China to strengthen grassland ecology protection
  7. Arms sale to Taiwan no longer US 'trump card'
  8. Keeping a cool head amid global unrest
  9. World politics enters uncharted waters
  10. When money shouldn't talk

What's happening in China

China vows to increase assistance to Mozambique

  1. Argentinean vice presidential candidate pledges to deepen relations with China
  2. Xinhua refutes claim that it hacked computers of Taiwanese politician
  3. Illegal crossing of median line blamed for east China road accident

PD Online Data

  1. The Dongxiang ethnic minority
  2. The Bouyei ethnic minority
  3. The Manchu ethnic minority
  4. The Va ethnic minority
  5. The Tajik ethnic minority