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Lieberman praises US for bin Laden assassination
May 2, 2011 07:34
FM says US never gave up on catching world's most dangerous man; very significant that it happened on Holocaust Memorial Day.
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman 311. (photo credit:Baz Ratner/Reuters)

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday praised the United States and Barack Obama for carrying out the successful mission that killed al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.

"I praise the US completing the mission that lasted 11 years. They never gave up, they continued on the hunt for the most dangerous man in the world," the foreign minister said during an interview with Army Radio.

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Lieberman pointed out that it is very significant that it happened on Holocaust Memorial Day.

The foreign minister explained that his office was updated moments before Obama made his announcement.

Lieberman said that even though he was based in Afghanistan, bin Laden's death holds great operational significance. "Bin Laden was the spiritual leader of the terror organization but he was also the operational leader behind many terror attacks," he said. 

"It is too early to tell exactly what influence bin Laden's death will have but al Qaida is built on a structure that is spread out all over the world, therefore there will be some sort of influence," the foreign minister said.
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