The Prime Minister of Spain, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, conducted an interview with CNN in New York where he encouraged nations to form an alliance with moderate Islam so that they will assist in sorting out the violent radicals of the Muslim countries.  

He also defended the need to continue fighting towards security and peace in Afghanistan. Zaperto was in New York for the 64th session of the UN General Assembly where he is to attend a meeting that concerned the topic of climate change.

In his CNN statement the Prime Minister said that military presence must be increased as recommended by NATO and that the Spanish Parliament approved the departure of 220 more troops to the Afghanistan war.