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Trump marks 18th anniversary of 9/11 attacks.

WASHINGTON, Sept 11 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump commemorated Wednesday at the Pentagon the 18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, where he spoke about the Taliban peace talks he had cancelled at Camp David. "We had peace talks scheduled. A few days ago. I called them off when I learned that they had killed a great American soldier from Puerto Rico and 11 other innocent people," Trump said. He added "they thought they would use this attack to show strength, but actually what they showed is unrelenting weakness." He stressed "the last four days we have hit our enemy harder than they have ever been hit before. And that will continue." Trump warned "and if for any reason, they come back to our country, we will go wherever they are, and use power, the likes of which the United States has never used before." He continued "and I'm not even talking about nuclear power. They will never have seen anything like what will happen to them." "No enemy on earth can match the overwhelming strength skill and might of the American armed forces," he remarked. Furthermore, Trump said "on this solemn day of remembrance, our thoughts also turn to the 200,000 valued soldiers, sailors, airmen, coast guardsmen and marines who are now, at this very moment, stationed overseas." He stressed, "we do not seek conflict. But if anyone dares to strike our land, we will respond with the full measure of American power and the iron will of the American spirit. And that spirit is unbreakable." On Saturday, Trump said he cancelled a secret meeting with Taliban leaders and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at Camp David and "called off peace negotiations" due to Taliban attack in Kabul last week that killed an American soldier and 11 other people. (end) si.mb

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Date:Sep 11, 2019
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