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Terror Statement May Hold Message

October 10, 2001

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Secretary of State Colin Powell cautioned on Wednesday that the statements made by Osama bin Laden’s terrorist organization and broadcast on televisions around the world may contain ``some kind of message.″

Powell said analysts were looking at the statements, including the one made Tuesday by al-Qaida spokesman Abu Ghaith praising the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the United States and warning there would be more.

The secretary of state, appearing on CNN, also thanked the network for limiting its broadcast of the statements.

``I think it’s responsible on the part of CNN to shade that a little bit so that we don`t have it coming full force at us and with the potential of perhaps conveying some kind of message,″ he said.

CNN did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment about what exactly they will air in the future.

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