Oct 5, 2010
The German government played down on Monday U.S. and British warnings about the heightened risk of terrorist attacks on Europe, with Berlin saying there were no immediate signs of a threat against Germany.
“There are currently no indications of any immediate threat of attacks planned against Germany,” Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere told reporters. “There is no reason whatsoever to be alarmist at the moment.”
But de Maiziere, who said he was in close contact with security agencies, said there was a general abstract danger and Germany remained a target.
The minister, a senior figure in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats, said the targets identified in a U.S. news broadcast have been known for more than two years.
This article was posted: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 3:39 am