Latest News:  


Obama says to hold whoever behind Boston explosions accountable


09:06, April 16, 2013

WASHINGTON, April 15 (Xinhua) -- President Barack Obama said here on Monday that the U.S. government has not yet got "all answers" about the explosions that rocked Boston, Massachusetts earlier in the day, but vowed to hold anyone behind them accountable.

In a live televised statement from the White House, Obama acknowledged that his government still did not know "who did this or why."

The president did not call the explosions a terror attack, and told the people not to "jump to conclusions."

But he stressed that those who were responsible for the incident "will feel the full weight of justice."

"We will find out who did this and we will hold them accountable," said Obama.

At least two people were killed and dozens of others injured in three explosions that took place during the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon -- two near the finish line of the race and one at the Boston JFK Presidential Library.

We recommend:

World Pillow Fight Day marked in Washington

Multiple mortar shells hit Damascus

Prince William, Kate love sports

Aurora shines in Estonia

Floods kill 46 in Argentina

The world in photos

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:MaXi、Yao Chun)

Related Reading

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Navy concludes visit to Morocco

  2. U.S., Philippines hold joint military drill

  3. People celebrate Songkran Festival

  4. People in summer wear in southeast China

  5. Beijing girl infected with H7N9 recovering

  6. Wedding show at Slender West Lake

  7. Drivers parade of Chinese F1 Grand Prix

  8. New hope for Peking Opera

  9. H7N9 wipes 10 bln yuan from poultry biz

  10. The mini homes in China

Most Popular


  1. Who makes the massive immigration fraud?
  2. Overcapacity troubles Chinese economy
  3. Survivors say SARS lesson mustn't be forgotten
  4. Chinese takeover not threat: German research
  5. Is strong trade data too good to be true?
  6. Hit film triggers discussion on giving birth abroad
  7. Philanthropists donate less as economy slows
  8. New media trend for Chinese language study in US
  9. Follow-up work needed for yuan's going global
  10. Boao Forum for Asia makes China, world closer

What’s happening in China

Death toll rises to 14 in central China hotel fire

  1. Beijing girl infected with H7N9 recovering
  2. Pigeons in Henan confined due to H7N9 bird flu
  3. Drug addicts flee from detention in SW China
  4. Record amount of heroin seized in NW China
  5. H7N9 expert warns human transmission possible