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Threat from Al-Qaeda not going away: Obama

The terrorist threat to the US from Al Qaeda is not going away and it needs to be taken very seriously, US President Barack Obama has said.

world Updated: Mar 26, 2009 01:01 IST

The terrorist threat to the US from Al Qaeda is not going away and it needs to be taken very seriously, US President Barack Obama has said.

“It’s important for us to stay on the offensive and to dismantle these terrorist organisations wherever they are,” Obama said.

Obama was addressing a joint press conference on Tuesday with the visiting Australian Prime Minister, Kevin M Rudd, at the White House.

“It is a difficult task. It’s one that requires us to stay focused. It requires effective coordinated action,” he said.

“The threat of terrorist attacks from Al Qaeda and their affiliates is not a threat that’s going away. We have to take it seriously,” he said.