Obama to attend 9/11 anniversary in NYC: Mayor

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 18:10

New York: Days after US military killed
Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama will travel here to
mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks.

Last year, the anniversary was attended by Vice
President Joe Biden.

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg yesterday told journalists
about Obama`s intended visit in September.

"You know, it`s a very emotional moment in the country
now," Bloomberg said.

Obama will mark the tenth anniversary at the formal
opening of the national memorial to the nearly 3,000 people
who died in the terrorist attacks.
"I think it`s perfectly appropriate for him to come."

The White House has not yet confirmed the plan.

Obama will also travel to New York tomorrow to meet
9/11 families.
The visit comes a few days after US forces killed al
Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

On Sunday night, Obama said that that "justice had
been done."

After initial celebrations, the US is now debating the
impact of bin Laden`s death as well as the role of Pakistan in
curbing terrorism.

The US remains on high security alert.
There was an increase in a number of cops patrolling
areas like Times Square, Grand Central and the World Trade
Centre site.

Bloomberg said that no terror threat had been sounded
since bin Laden`s death.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 18:10

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