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France: No Data to Back U.S. Terror Fears

French intelligence had no indications of its own to support U.S. warnings of a threat to trans-Atlantic flights on Sunday and Monday, but they were canceled anyway as a precaution because of the American concerns, a French official said. Transport Minister Gilles de Robien, in the government’s first public comment on the cancelations, said the decision was based on the “principle of precaution when there are signals.” “We work very well with the Americans and they send us those signals,” the minister said on RFO television. He declined to elaborate on the “signals,” but said of the Americans: “It’s completely normal that we work with them against international terrorism.” The U.S. intelligence related specifically to perceived threats against two Air France Paris-Washington flights Sunday and Monday that were canceled, said a senior French security official. The flights were canceled as a result. Full Story

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