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France raises terror alarm; Noy wants warnings lifted 11/06/2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

SAYS FOREIGN INTEL REPORTS WRONG, NO THREAT EXISTS

France raises terror alarm; Noy wants warnings lifted

11/06/2010
Western governments were wrong in warning of an imminent terrorist attack in Manila, said President Aquino, with the Philippine government downplaying the arrests of five men and the seizure of explosives, and even after Aquino himself bared to reporters plots to assassinate two foreign ambassadors and several security officials.

Aquino and his government sought to have the foreign governments lift their warnings of a terror threat in the country, including Metro Manila, but the foreign governments stood pat on their travel advisories to their citizens, while France became the sixth country to warn its citizens of the supposed threat.

Aquino said his government would again convey its belief that there was not sufficient evidence to back up the warnings.

“We will communicate the same with France... in the most diplomatic way possible that there is an urgent request from our country not to be inflicted this harm if the basis isn’t that concrete,” Aquino told reporters.

The United States, Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand issued travel advisories this week warning an attack may occur at any time in the Philippine capital, and that areas frequented by foreigners were potential targets..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20101106hed1.html

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