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America Under Attack: Washington Expects Assistance From Pakistan

Aired September 13, 2001 - 03:31   ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.


THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.
JONATHAN MANN, CNN ANCHOR: Pakistan is the main supporter of the Taliban. And while Osama bin Laden has not officially been termed a suspect in the attacks, Washington is expecting help from Pakistan in the investigation.

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COLIN POWELL, SECRETARY OF STATE: We have not made a determination yet as to who is responsible for yesterday's attack. But we thought, as we gather information and as we look at possible sources of the attack, it would be useful to point out to the Pakistani leadership at every level that we are looking for and expecting their fullest cooperation and their help and support as we conduct this investigation and as we generate more information.

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MANN: In a statement issued Thursday, Pakistan pledged full cooperation with the United States.

RALITSA VASSILEVA, CNN ANCHOR: While the world's attentions was focused on the U.S., Israeli tanks and bulldozers rolled into the West Bank for a second straight day. The Israeli military says it attacked several Palestinian outposts in the West Bank in an effort to disrupt terrorist activity in the area.

Witnesses say residents of Jenin exchanged fire with Israeli troops, who destroy the police compound they first attacked Tuesday. Palestinian officials say the attacks were unprovoked and accuse Israel of using the U.S. tragedy to divert attention from their attacks on them.

MANN: Saudi Arabia joins several other Arab states in expressing sympathy for the U.S., this as investigators disclosed that at least two of the men suspected in the attacks were Saudi nationals.

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PRINCE BANDAR BIN SHULTAN, SAUDI ARABIAN AMB. TO THE U.S.: If this case is proven beyond doubt the kingdom Saudi Arabia, the Arab people, the Muslim people will help to expose the identities of the perpetrators of this crime. Lately, the media mentioned Osama bin Laden as a Saudi citizen. We in the kingdom, the government and the people of Saudi Arabia refuse to have any person affiliated with terrorism to be connected to our country.

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