ISIS could use chemical weapons in next attack: French PM Valls
Nov 19, Paris: French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Thursday warned that ISIS extremists could use chemical or biological weapons in their next attack on the streets of the country.
The prediction comes as the French government debates whether to extend the country's state of emergency to three months. France declared a state of emergency within hours of terrorist’s attack last week, which killed 129 people.
PM Valls said, "Terrorism hit France, not because of what it is doing in Iraq and Syria ... but for what it is. "We know that there could also be a risk of chemical or biological weapons,” he added.
In a related development, foreign minister Laurent Fabius said no marches would be allowed during the international climate talks scheduled here later this month, citing security concerns after Friday’s attacks that killed more than 130 people, Hindustan Times reported.
Meanwhile, a new ISIS video released on Wednesday warns of an impending attack on New York.
The footage shows French President Francois Hollande declaring war on the terror group in the wake of the Paris attacks before then showing a suicide bomber, Mirror News reported.
As he walks away images of New York appear showing bustling Herald Square by Macy’s department store, TGI Fridays and Gap clothing
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