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Colin Powell Demanding Afghanistan Hand over Anyone Associated with Bin Laden - 2001-09-20


The Bush administration seems to be further stepping up the pressure on Afghanistan's Taleban rulers. After discussions at the State Department Thursday with Belgium's foreign minister, Secretary Powell demanded Kabul not only hand over Osama Bin Laden . . .

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but all of the other lieutenants and the infrastructure that exists within Afghanistan. This isn't a campaign against one individual but also the network that he is the leader of.

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Washington has now received various degrees of support for its war against terrorism from European nations as well as from key Arab ally Saudi Arabia. But speaking to reporters at the White House, visiting Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal did not offer to break ties with Afghanistan and revealed that previous requests that Kabul expel Osama Bin laden have been rejected. (SIGNED)

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