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Breakfast with Frost
US Ambassador William Farish
US Ambassador William Farish
Sunday 16th September on BBC One

Breakfast with Frost this weekend was devoted entirely to the recent terrorist attacks in America. Sir David looked back at the horror and scale of the attacks, in addition to looking ahead to the consequences of a possible revenge attack by the US.

Sir David opened the programme in discussion with William Farish, the US Ambassador. The Ambassador spoke of his tremendous appreciation of the support given to America by Britain, and said he felt this had strengthened an already special relationship.

The former US Secretary of State, Dr Henry Kissinger, gave his perspective on the new kind of war that President Bush has declared on America's as yet unknown adversary.

Imran Khan spoke to Sir David from Islamabad, in Pakistan. Representing the Pakistan Justice Party, Khan said he felt the whole situation is a "no-win" for Pakistan, and said he felt the country had been "coerced" into supporting America.

Sergei Kirienko, former Russian Prime Minister, joined Sir David in the studio. He spoke of his support for America in defeating terrorists, saying that "in this war we're on the same side". However, he was unable to discuss exactly what Russia would be able to do, in practical terms.

Sir David was also joined by the President of the World Bank, James Wolfensohn, who discussed the long term effect of the attacks on the global economy.

The former Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Hanan Ashrawi, of the Palestinian Legislative Council, spoke to David from Jerusalem and Ramallah in the West Bank, respectively.

Representing the British political parties were Iain Duncan Smith MP, newly elected leader of the Conservative Party and former Foreign Secretary, current leader of the House of Commons, Rt Hon Robin Cook MP, who shared their views on last week's tragic events.

Assisting Sir David with his review of the Sunday papers this weekend, were Dame Pauline Neville Jones, former political director at the Foreign office and James Rubin, former assistant state department spokesman.

This week's transcripts:

William Farish, US ambassador

Sergei Kirienko, former Russian Prime Minister

Benjamin Netanyahu and Hanan Ashwari

Robin Cook, Leader of the House of Commons

Iain Duncan Smith, Conservative leader

Imran Khan

Dr Henry Kissinger


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