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The response of world leaders
Leaders around the world give their reaction to the shocking events of 11 September 2001.

President Bush

"The United States will hunt down and punish those responsible."

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Tony Blair

"We [like the US] will not rest until this evil is driven from our world."

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Yasser Arafat

"We completely condemn this. ... We were completely shocked. It's unbelievable, unbelievable, unbelievable."

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Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres

"Clergymen of every faith must call on their followers to end this activity which goes against religion."

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Nato Secretary General Lord Robertson

"The whole international community will be united in condemning what they have done."

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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak

"I think this is the time to deploy a globally concerted effort against all terrorists."

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US Secretary of State, Colin Powell
US Secretary of State Colin Powell

"You can be sure that the American spirit will prevail over this tragedy."

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UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan

"We are all traumatised by this terrible tragedy"

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New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani

"My heart goes out to all the innocent victims of this horrible and vicious act of terrorism."

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New York state governor George Pataki

"Right now we want New Yorkers to remain calm and go back to business."

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