World Leaders Outraged By London Attacks
7 July 2005 (RFE/RL) -- U.S. President George W. Bush today vowed the war on terrorism would continue following deadly blasts in London until "an ideology of hate" has been overcome.
"The war on terror goes on," Bush said. "I was most impressed by the resolve of all the leaders in the room. Their resolve is as strong as my resolve and that is we will not yield to these people, we will not yield to the terrorists. We will find them, we will bring them to justice and, at the same time, we will spread an ideology of hope and compassion that will overwhelm their ideology of hate."
Bush also said he has told U.S. Homeland Security officials to be extra vigilant following the attacks in London.
French President Jacques Chirac expressed France's "total solidarity" with Britain after the attacks.
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder condemned the blasts, calling them "perfidious."
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the attacks showed the world. "No matter where such inhuman happen -- in London, New York, Moscow, or other countries -- they demand unqualified condemnation and the unification of all civilized countries in the struggle against international terrorism," Putin said, according to newsru.com.
Pope Benedict said the blasts were "a barbaric act against humanity."
(compiled from agency reports)
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