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Many in Europe Suspect Spain Misled Them About Attackers

Senior European officials complained Monday that their governments and the United Nations felt misled by the government of Prime Minister José María Aznar in the way it initially blamed the Basque separatist organization ETA for the terror attacks last week. On Thursday, the day of the bombings, at Spain’s insistence, the Security Council passed a resolution attributing responsibility to ETA. Also on Thursday, Javier Solana, a Spaniard who is the European Union’s top foreign policy official, gave television interviews in three languages saying it seemed certain that militant Basque separatists were responsible because the type of explosives and the tactics used were those of ETA. Mr. Solana made his remarks at the request of the Spanish government, one senior European official in Brussels said. Full Story

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