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World Leaders Denounce Bali Bombings

02 October 2005

World leaders and diplomats are uniting to condemn Saturday's deadly suicide bombings on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice denounced the attacks and said the United States stands with Indonesia as it works to bring the perpetrators to justice.

British Prime Minister Tony Blair says his government is ready to help in any way possible, while Australian Prime Minister John Howard accused the attackers of trying to undermine Indonesia's moderate government.

A U.N. spokesman says Secretary-General Kofi Annan is "dismayed" that Bali is again the scene of an attack, and he urged authorities to promptly bring the perpetrators of what he called a "cowardly attack" to justice.

Leaders of Japan, the Philippines, New Zealand, Singapore, Germany, France and other nations around the globe have also condemned the attacks.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.

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