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German Interior Minister Highlights Terror Threat on U.S. Trip

A gas attack in Tokyo showed what terrorists could do if they get hold of chemical or biological weapons. In Washington, a top German official calls for close U.S.-German cooperation to counter the threat. German Interior Minister Otto Schily traveled to Washington and New York this week, where he met with top members of the Bush administration to discuss joint efforts in both countries to prevent attacks by terrorists — including those using chemical and biological weapons. The trip came as part of stepped-up efforts between the countries to exchange investigators and data that could help prevent terrorism. In Washington, Schily described relations between federal investigators and intelligence agencies in both countries working together to stop terrorism as “extremely trustful” and said that bilateral cooperation is “absolutely essential” to combating global terrorism. Full Story

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