LONDON: The terrorists behind the 9/11 assaults throughout the US did not shake the thought in freedom and democracy, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson acknowledged on Saturday, on account of the world marked the 20 th anniversary of the fear strikes.
In a message on Twitter, Johnson acknowledged that whereas the fear menace will not have gone away, of us have refused to stay in “everlasting concern”.
“Correct now we be mindful the two,977 of us taken from us on September 11, 2001,” acknowledged Johnson in his message.
“However whereas the terrorists imposed their burden of grief and struggling, we’re able to now say with the angle of 20 years that they did not shake our notion in freedom and democracy,” he acknowledged.
“That we’re coming collectively correct this second – in sorrow nevertheless in addition to in religion and resolve – demonstrates the failure of terrorism,” he acknowledged.
An entire of two,977 of us died all through the phobia assaults in New York and Washington, together with 67 Britons.
The assaults, which have been deliberate by Al Qaeda from Afghanistan, noticed 4 US passenger jets seized by suicide attackers – two of which have been flown into the Twin Towers of the World Commerce Coronary coronary heart in New York.
One totally different aircraft crashed into the Pentagon, merely exterior the US capital, Washington DC, and a fourth aircraft crashed in an area in Pennsylvania.
Occasions are being held throughout the globe to recollect individuals who misplaced their lives. As a part of the day’s occasions to mark the anniversary, a private service of remembrance organised by the September 11 UK Households Help Group shall be held at Grosvenor Sq. in central London.
After sundown, 67 candles shall be lit all through the yard to recollect every of the British victims.
Johnson’s cope with to be carried out at a memorial occasion on the Olympic Park in east London on Saturday refers to latest occasions in Afghanistan, which had solely strengthened of us’s notion in freedom and democracy.
He acknowledged, “Twenty years beforehand, September 11, 2001 turned, in President (Franklin) Roosevelt’s phrases after Pearl Harbor, a ‘date which is able to hold in infamy’. However whereas the terrorists imposed their burden of grief and struggling, and whereas the menace persists correct this second, we’re able to now say with the angle of 20 years that they did not shake our notion in freedom and democracy; they did not drive our nations aside, or set off us to desert our values, or to stay in everlasting concern.”

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