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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President's Phone Calls on the Death of Osama bin Laden

Since yesterday’s operation, the President spoke with numerous world leaders who expressed their congratulations on the successful American action to kill Osama bin Laden, which will make both the United States and the world more secure.

Each of the President’s counterparts, including President Calderon, Prime Minister Cameron, Chancellor Merkel, Prime Minister Netanyahu, President Piñera, President Santos, and President Sarkozy, congratulated the President, and conveyed admiration for the courage and capability of the Americans who conducted the operation.  The leaders discussed the ongoing terrorist threat that will require steadfast efforts in the future, and committed to working closely together to defeat al Qaeda.