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Wednesday, 19 September, 2001, 14:14 GMT 15:14 UK
Coalition in quotes

Here is what world leaders have said about the anti-terrorism coalition:

"If you love freedom, you must join with us."
United States President George W Bush

"There has to be a response to bring those terrorists who committed this attack to account and we will play our full part."
British Prime Minister Tony Blair

"One more time, the fact proved to be true that terrorism does not recognize borders. This is the challenge to the civilized community that needs to be forcefully confronted."
Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov

King Fahd of Saudi Arabia
King Fahd "will stand by the US"
"German is ready to take risks, even military ones, but isn't prepared for adventures."
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder

"We are faced with a conflict of a completely new nature, a conflict which is attempting to destroy human rights, freedom, the dignity of man. I believe that everything must be done to protect and safeguard these values of civilization, therefore we are naturally prepared to work in complete solidarity with the United States and do everything which is necessary in consultation with them to reach this target which is the elimination of terrorism."
French President Jacques Chirac

"It's not a war. You can't just use words like that. There needs to be a 'mobilization' against terrorism."
Belgian Foreign Minister Louis Michel

"The kingdom of Saudi Arabia will stand by the US and support it and cooperate with it in combating terrorism wherever it is and fight it in all its forms."
Saudi Arabia's King Fahd Ibn Abdul Azizi
French President Jacques Chirac and US President George W Bush
Chirac is prepared to do "everything necessary"

"The fight against terror is an international struggle of the free world against the forces of darkness, who seek to destroy our liberty and our way of life. I believe that together we can defeat these forces of evil."
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon

"We regard terrorism as an evil that threatens the world community. I wish to assure President Bush of our unstinted co-operation in the fight against terrorism."
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf

"We shouldn't jump to conclusions. My advise to the US is not to attack a country because of some small organisation. You have to find out who did it, but not punish innocent people."
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

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