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Bombing in Madrid

Secretary Colin L. Powell
Washington, DC
March 11, 2004

The United States vehemently condemns the outrageous and appalling terrorist attacks that took place in Madrid today. I offer deepest condolences to the families of the victims and to the people of Spain. In my telephone call with Foreign Minister Palacio this morning, I extended our sympathies and complete support to the Spanish government.

The United States stands resolutely with Spain in the fight against terrorism in all its forms and against the particular threat that Spain faces from the evil of ETA terrorism. No political pretext can justify this premeditated murder of the innocent. We will assist the Spanish government in any way we can to find those responsible for these heinous acts and bring them to certain justice.

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Released on March 11, 2004

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