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World united to defeat IS, Johnson says after London attack

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack, in which around 30 people were injured.

Published: 24th March 2017 12:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th March 2017 12:09 AM   |  A+A-

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UNITED NATIONS:  The world is "turning the tide" against Islamic extremism, Britain's Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday at the United Nations, declaring that global powers ultimately will triumph over a "bankrupt and odious ideology."

"Today in New York and yesterday in Washington, I have seen countries come together, including countries from the Muslim world," Johnson said, one day after an attacker's bloody rampage outside the British parliament claimed three lives.

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack, in which around 30 people were injured.

"We are exposing the ludicrous pretensions of this so-called caliphate," the top British diplomat said at a press conference at the world body, where he was due to attend a UN Security Council meeting on Somalia.

"The world is united to defeat the people who launched this attack, to defeat their bankrupt and odious ideology," Johnson added.

"There is a tide of hate washing around the world and we together I believe can turn that tide."



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