Zapatero satisfied with Bin Laden death

Circumstances of terrorist leader's killing "very easy to understand," says PM

Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero on Wednesday defended the United States' operation that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden, saying it was "very easy to understand the circumstances" that resulted in the Al Qaeda leader's death.

Speaking in Congress, Zapatero said he would have preferred to see Bin Laden brought to justice, but said he accepts the fact that the US Navy Seals couldn't take the wanted terrorist alive.

It was the first time that the Spanish prime minister had made a public statement about Bin Laden's death.

Zapatero was responding to questions put forth by United Left (IU) Deputy Gaspar Llamazares, who called Bin Laden's death an "extra-judicial killing."

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"You can't premeditatedly kill anyone, even if he is a terrorist, and a murdered terrorist's body shouldn't be mocked," Llamazares said.

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