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Terrorist Attacks in the United States: Statement by Jack Straw

Published Tuesday 11th September 2001

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Rt Hon Jack Straw MP
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Rt Hon Jack Straw MP

Following the appalling events in the United States on Tuesday 11 September 2001 when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon with hijacked passenger planes, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Rt Hon Jack Straw MP, issued the following statement:

"The world will be watching these pictures from the United States with absolute horror. There can be no justification for these appalling acts of terrorism. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims of these atrocities. We in Britain have offered whatever help we can to the American government to bring the perpetrators to justice and I have passed my condolences to the US Secretary of State, Colin Powell."

The following UK emergency number has been set up for those worried about friends or relatives in the United States: 020 7008 0000.  The telephone number of the British Consulate General in New York is: +1 212 745 0200

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