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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 78

National liberation movements, no justification.............

[b]National liberation movements, no justification for terrorism [/b]

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent for Asian Tribune

[b]New York, N.Y., 14 September ([/b] Discussing the final ‘Outcome Document’ of the United Nations to be presented to heads of state and government who will meet for the 60th General Assembly September 14-16 in New York, two top United States Department of State officials emphasized at a press briefing here on Tuesday, September 12 that national liberation movements no longer can be justified as reasons for terrorism.

The other, categorically said that “There is no place for terrorism” in the world.

The one who stated that terrorism is not a justifiable action to promote national liberation movements is Kristen Silverberg, under secretary of state for international operations, who works closely with U.S. Ambassador to U.N. John Bolton, who has gone on record saying that “terrorist activities cannot take cover under liberation struggles” when negotiating in recent weeks to change the wordings of ‘Outcome Document’ to have a stronger language on terrorism.

The other who endorsed her view stating “There is no place for terrorism” is Nicholas Burns, under secretary of state for political affairs, a top ranking State Department official who manages Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’ political agenda. Regional bureaus in the State Department, such as the South Asia Bureau which Christina Rocca heads as assistant secretary, are under the purview of Nicholas Burns, and constantly maintains contacts with overseas American posts through these bureaus. He is a seasoned political-military personnel in the department. His portfolio, among others, includes overseas political/military trends and developments in relations to terrorism.

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