Terrorist attacks in New York and Washington
Press release issued by the Scottish National Party, 11 September 2001
Commenting on the horrific terrorist attacks in the United States today (Tuesday) leader of the Scottish National Party Mr John Swinney MSP said:
'I extend to the President of the United States and the people of America the deepest sympathy of the Scottish National Party at the horrific attacks that have taken place in New York and Washington today. There can be absolutely no justification for terrorist activity of any type and an attack on this scale is an attack on the democratic world. This is a moment when all democratic nations must stand together in the face of such desperate acts and ensure terrorists do not succeed in these despicable acts.'