Bush: No negotiation with Taliban
US President George W. Bush Friday bluntly warned Afghanistan's ruling Taliban they must turn over Osama bin Laden and his network, whom he has blamed for September 11 terror strikes on New York and Washington.
"There is no negotiation with the Taliban. They heard what I said, and now they can act," he said as he met in the Oval Office with Jordan's King Abdullah II.
Bush renewed a series of demands he made of the Islamic militia last week in a rare speech to a joint session of the US Congress in the wake of attacks that left at least 6,000 dead or missing at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
"It's not just Mr. bin Laden that we expect to see and brought to justice, it's everybody associated with his organization that's in Afghanistan, and not only those directly associated with Mr. bin Laden, any terrorist that is housed and fed in Afghanistan needs to be handed over," he said.
"Finally, we expect there to be complete destruction of terrorist camps. That's what I told them. That's what I mean. And we expect them to not only hear what I say, but to do something about it," Bush said sternly -- WASHINGTON (AFP)
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