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Tuesday, 11 September, 2001, 21:47 GMT 22:47 UK
Nato offers solidarity and support
Guard outside Nato headquarters
Nato headquarters in Europe was evacuated
"We are with you," was the message Nato Secretary-General George Robertson gave the United States from the other 18 Nato ambassadors.

Lord Robertson also told the attackers who destroyed the World Trade Center in New York and part of the Pentagon in Washington: "Our message to those who perpetrated these unspeakable crimes is equally clear: you will not get away with it."

Nato Secretary-General George Robertson
Nato Secretary-General condemns "mindless slaughter"
Speaking from Nato headquarters outside Brussels where the ambassadors met in emergency session, Lord Robertson said the Nato allies unanimously condemned "these barbaric acts committed against a Nato member state".

He said that all the Nato members were united in their determination to combat the "scourge of terrorism."

Lord Robertson also said: "The mindless slaughter of so many innocent civilians is an unacceptable act of violence without precedent in the modern era."

Personnel at Nato headquarters and the alliance's military command at Mons in Belgium have been put on maximum alert.

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