Mullah Muhammad Omar, spiritual leader of the Taliban radical movement, has said there is a "giant project to annihilate America". In his statement, released on Thursday by the Afghan agency Bahtar, the mullah says that this plan will be carried out in the near future "if Allah so wishes". "Soon we will demolish America, remember my words," the Taliban head emphasised. Speaking of international terrorist Osama bin Laden, Mullah Omar said that "America will never get him alive". He denied rumours about an alleged arrest of bin Laden.
Following Lithuania, Norway has joined the anti-Russian frenzy as well and declared a blockade against the Russian town of Barentsburg. However, Norway has not taken into account the fact that Svalbard is not its original territory