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Blair: Leaders must face terrorism”s root causes | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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London, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Saturday it is crucial to address terrorism”s underlying causes, which he identified as deprivation, lack of democracy and ongoing conflict in the Middle East.

Thursday”s bomb attacks on London demonstrate the pressing need for world leaders to tackle problems like poverty, he told British Broadcasting Corp. radio. He said leaders had taken on some of those issues at the G-8 summit of the world”s wealthy nations in Scotland this week.