THE WHITE HOUSE

                     Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release                                   February 8, 1995


   This evening, in New York, Ramzi Ahmed Yusuf, one of the world's most
sought after suspected terrorists, was placed in Federal detention.
Yusuf is under indictment as a key figure in the 1993 bombing of the New
York World Trade Center.  He was on the FBI's Most Wanted List.

   Yusuf was recently arrested by Pakistan and turned over to U.S.
authorities in accordance with the requirements of international law.

   I especially want to thank all involved in this important process.
This arrest is a major step forward in the fight against terrorism.

   Terrorism will not pay. Terrorists will pay.

   We will continue to work with other nations to thwart those who would
kill innocent citizens to further their own political aims.

   The Executive Order I signed last month to stop fund raising for
Middle East terrorist groups and my proposed Omnibus Anti-terrorism Act
will greatly strengthen our abilities to act quickly and decisively
against this threat to peace.  The budget I submitted earlier this week
maintains the vigorous law enforcement, intelligence, and diplomatic
capabilities the United States requires to act effectively against
terrorism on all fronts.

    We and other members of the international community will continue to
dedicate ourselves to the cause of peace and to unite against those who
threaten innocent lives.