2,061. 6/13/2001

“In an interview on French television on Monday [September 24, 2001], President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt…[said:] ‘on June 13 of this year [2001], we learned of a communiqué from bin Laden saying he wanted to assassinate George W. Bush and other G8 heads of state during their summit in Italy.’ …Separately, he told Le Figaro, a major French daily newspaper, that Egyptian intelligence services had told the United States about the threat and that the warning included a reference to ‘an airplane stuffed with explosives.’ “

 – David E. Sanger, “2 Leaders Tell of Plot to Kill Bush in Genoa,” The New York Times, Sep. 26, 2001

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