Updated: 08-Jul-2005 NATO Press Releases


8 July 2005

Statement by the North Atlantic Council
on terrorist attacks in London

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Extra-ordinary meeting of the North Atlantic Council
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Statement by the Secretary General of NATO
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Press Conference by NATO Secretary General on Extra-ordinary meeting of the North Atlantic Council
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High resolution photos of the extra-ordinary meeting of the North Atlantic Council
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Audio file of the press conference by NATO Secretary General (MP3/4137kb)

The North Atlantic Council met this morning in extraordinary session to express its solidarity with the United Kingdom and the British people following the barbaric and criminal terrorist acts perpetrated yesterday in London. It expressed its condolences and deepest sympathy to the victims, their families and friends and all the people of the United Kingdom.

The Council condemned in the strongest possible terms terrorism in all its forms. NATO Allies reaffirmed their determination to combat this scourge, and to defend with all means at their disposal the Alliance’s values of freedom, tolerance and democracy.

The solidarity and determination of NATO countries is far stronger than the will of those engaged in terrorism to cause death and destruction to innocent people in a desire to impose extremism on the world. Whatever the terrorists seek to do, we are determined that they will never succeed in destroying what the Allies and all nations throughout the world who share our values hold dear.

Terrorists kill and destroy indiscriminately and seek to divide our societies. But NATO countries stand united and will remain steadfast in this battle against terrorism.

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