7 July 2005 (RFE/RL) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair says G-8 leaders are united in their resolve to confront and defeat terrorism.
Blair spoke at a news conference in Gleneagles, Scotland. He said the leaders of the Group of Eight (G-8) leading industrialized countries condemned the wave of attacks in London as "barbaric" and vowed to defeat terrorism.
"All of our countries have suffered from the impact of terrorism," Blair said. "Those responsible have no respect for human life. We are united in our resolve to confront and defeat this terrorism that is not an attack on one nation but on all nations and on civilized people everywhere."
Flanked by the other G-8 leaders, Blair said their annual summit would carry on regardless of the violence.
Shortly afterwards, Blair left the G-8 summit by helicopter for London.
A bomb blast tore apart a double-decker bus in central London.
There are unconfirmed reports of explosions on other buses. Other blasts on the underground subway killed at least two people.