Starmer: Resolve to fight terror has never been stronger

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Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer said the tragedy ‘is still so raw’ (Ben Birchall/PA) (PA Wire)
Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer said the tragedy ‘is still so raw’ (Ben Birchall/PA) (PA Wire)

Sir Keir Starmer has said the consequences of the 9/11 terror attacks are still “so raw” 20 years on.

The Labour leader was speaking as the world marked the 20th anniversary of the attack by al Qaida on the Twin Towers in New York.

He said Saturday was a day to remember and honour those who lost their lives.

Sir Keir said: “20 years ago today the world was in shock as we witnessed an unprecedented and despicable act of violence on US soil.

“9/11 saw the deadliest terrorist attack in history… with almost 3,000 people tragically murdered… including 67 people from the UK.

“Today we remember and honour them.

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“We show support to our American friends as they mark this difficult time in their history.

“And we remember those in all corners of the world who have lost their lives to terror.

“They will always be in our hearts and our memories.

We will continue to fight terror and violence, by promoting our values of justice and peace

Sir Keir Starmer

“The consequences of the 9/11 attacks are still being felt to this day. The tragedy is still so raw.

“But as we mark this anniversary I’m convinced our resolve has never been stronger.

“We will continue to fight terror and violence, by promoting our values of justice and peace.”

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