To mark the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, al Qaeda attacks, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated in a video message that the attack in the United States did not divide those who believe in freedom and democracy.
The attack killed nearly 3,000 people, together with more than 2,600 on the World Trade Center in New York, after hijackers seized control of aeroplanes and used them to attack the World Trade Center’s twin towers and the Pentagon just outside Washington.
Around 77 British nationals were among the dead, “While the terrorists imposed their burden of grief and suffering, and whilst the chance persists today, we will now say with the regard of 20 years that they did not shake our perception of freedom and democracy,” Johnson stated withinside the video message.
“They were unable to tear our nations apart, or cause us to led down our values, or to stay in everlasting fear.” The message will be played at an occasion held in London’s Olympic Park, wherein there’s a memorial sculpture created from metallic salvaged from the collapsed World Trade Center towers.
Al Qaeda head Osama bin Laden plotted the Sep 11 attacks from inside Afghanistan. That sparked a U.S-led invasion that rapidly toppled the Taliban authorities there in 2001, however Western forces remained in the United States for another decade.
Johnson connected the Sep 11 anniversary with the latest go back of Taliban rule in Afghanistan following the withdrawal of American, British, and other NATO forces. “Recent occasions in Afghanistan most effectively strengthen our dedication to remember those who have been taken from us, cherish the survivors and people who nevertheless grieve, and hold fast to our perception in liberty and democracy, as a way to usually be successful over each foe,” he stated.