World Leaders Respond to 9/11

This article, which shares the reactions of many world leaders in the days after the events of 9/11, provides a glimpse into how other countries viewed the terrorist attacks. As the different quotes show, most countries rose up in support of America but not all of them.

Notable Quotes:

  • “No country in the world has been the target of terrorist attacks of such magnitude or of such violence. I want to reiterate to the American people the solidarity of all the French in this tragic ordeal” – Jacques Chirac, President of France
  • “The American cowboys are reaping the fruit of their crimes against humanity.” – Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq
  • “It’s unbelievable. We completely condemn this very dangerous attack, and I convey my condolences to the American people, to the American president and to the American administration, not only in my name but on behalf of the Palestinian people.” – Yasser Arafat, President of the Palestinian Liberation Organization

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Source: Al Jazeera

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