Osama bin Laden's death reactions and comments around the world
Many of world presidents and intelligence services officers commented in Bin Laden death and first of all there is Barack Obama -
Barack Obama -
Today, at my direction, the United States carried out that operation... they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body.
The death of Bin Laden marks the most significant achievement to date against al-Qaeda.
Tonight, we give thanks to the counter intelligence officials who have tirelessly worked, we give thanks to them men who carried out this operation.
Finally, let me say to the families, we have not forgotten your loss, today's achievement is a testament to the greatness of our country.
Tonight we are once again reminded that American can do whatever we set our mind to ... we can do these things not because of wealth and power but because of who we are.
George W. Bush
This momentous achievement marks a victory for
, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001. America
The fight against terror goes on, but tonight
has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done. America
The killing of Osama bin Laden does not lessen the suffering that New Yorkers and Americans experienced at his hands, but it is a critically important victory for our nation - and a tribute to the millions of men and women in our armed forces and elsewhere who have fought so hard for our nation.
New Yorkers have waited nearly 10 years for this news. It is my hope that it will bring some closure and comfort to all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001
Raymond Kelly -
police commissioner New York
Killing of Osama bin Laden a "welcome milestone" for the families of the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Osama bin Laden was responsible for the worst terrorist atrocities the world has seen -- for 9/11 and for so many attacks, which have cost thousands of lives, many of them British. It is a great success that he has been found and will no longer be able to pursue his campaign of global terror.
The news that Osama bin Laden is dead will bring great relief to people across the world.
This is a resounding triumph for justice, freedom and the values shared by all democratic nations fighting shoulder to shoulder in determination against terrorism.
The state of
joins together in the joy of the American people after the liquidation of bin Laden. Israel
Bin Laden's death is a "victory for all democracies fighting the abominable scourge of terrorism".
P. Chidambaram - Indian home minister
We take note with grave concern that part of the statement in which (US) President Obama said that the firefight in which Osama bin Laden was killed took place in Abbottabad 'deep inside Pakistan'.
This fact underlines our concern that terrorists belonging to different organisations find sanctuary in
Osama bin Laden was the founder of Al Qaeda, but to suggest that he was in command, sitting in some computer cave, is completely rubbish.
He spent most of his time hiding, most of his time running from the
I never thought he would hang around long in
Afghanistan but in he had a soft spot. He felt safer in Pakistan Pakistan than he did in , and I think that is correct. Afghanistan
You have to realise that Bin Laden is a very popular mind, even with the royalty.
He was saying things about the West, which their dictators wouldn't say, his condemnation of the West, and he had to say it from a cave.
He is a figure who would be reflected upon.
Some thing we have to know that Al Qaeda still threaten out there and that will be there for a number of years.
This organisation (Al Qaeda) is more than Bin Laden, it may be symbolised by Bin Laden, but it definitely is more than Bin Laden.