Hillary Clinton says strikes on al-Qaida won't end with death of bin Laden

08:34, May 03, 2011      

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Monday that strikes on al-Qaida will not end with the death of its leader Osama bin Laden.

Noting that the terror group's "syndicate of terror" does not end with its leader's death, the top U.S. envoy vowed to purse relentlessly the murderers all over the world.

Speaking about Osama bin Laden's death at the State Department, Clinton noted that the department has worked to forge a "worldwide anti-terror network," and U.S. close cooperation with Pakistan has helped put "unprecedented pressure" on al-Qaida and its leadership.

"Continued cooperation will be just as important in the days ahead, because even as we mark this milestone, we should not forget that the battle to stop al-Qaida and its syndicate of terror will not end with the death of bin Laden," Clinton said.

"Indeed, we must take this opportunity to renew our resolve and redouble our efforts," she added.

She vowed to continue "taking the fight" to al-Qaida and their Taliban allies in Afghanistan while working to support the Afghan people as they build a stronger government and begin to take responsibility for their own security.

She said: "Our message to the Taliban remains the same, but today, it may have even greater resonance. You cannot wait us out. You cannot defeat us. But you can make the choice to abandon al-Qaida and participate in a peaceful political process."

U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Sunday night that a U.S. operation had killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan and put his body in U.S. custody.

"All over the world, we will press forward, bolstering our partnerships, strengthening our networks, investing in a positive vision of peace and progress, and relentlessly pursuing the murderers who target innocent people," Clinton said, vowing that "the fight continues and we will never waver."

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
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