Powell Confirms Bin Laden is Main Suspect in Bombings
US Secretary of State Colin Powell confirmed Thursday that exiled Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden is a main suspect in this week's audacious terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.
Powell told a news conference that recent US diplomatic overtures to Pakistan were aimed at securing Islamabad's cooperation in dealing with bin Laden who lives in neighboring Afghanistan.
Powell said he would be speaking later Thursday with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf about a series of measures Islamabad could take to cooperate in dealing with "candidates" the United States thinks were involved in the attacks.
"Yes," Powell replied when asked whether bin Laden was the "candidate" discussed with the Pakistanis -- WASHINGTON (AFP)
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