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EU Backs ‘Targeted’ U.S. Retaliation

September 21, 2001

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) _ Reaffirming their solidarity with the United States, European Union leaders on Friday gave their backing to ``targeted″ U.S. retaliation against countries harboring terrorists and said they were prepared to help.

``We reaffirmed our full solidarity not only from the heart but also from our sense of reason,″ French President Jacques Chirac said. ``To be clear, we will not sit on the sidelines of this battle against this scourge.″

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