Powell: Terror Groups Retain Attack Capability

( FOX News/State Department)- Secretary of State Powell said Tuesday: "What I'm worried about is remaining terrorist organizations that have not given up the quest to destroy the state of Israel and do not want peace. I'm talking about Hamas. I'm talking about the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. I'm talking about the Al-Aqsa Brigades. They have entered into a cease-fire. But as long as they have the capability to conduct these kinds of attacks, they can come out of a cease-fire at some time in the future. So we hope they'll stay with the cease-fire, but ultimately, we are going to have to convert this kind of organization into organizations that no longer are interested in using terror as a political weapon."

2003-07-02 00:00:00

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