“Zero risk does not exist,” warns Macron | EUROtoday

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VSt's the query on everybody's lips, a couple of months earlier than the Paris Olympic Games: the place is the terrorist menace in France? And that is what a youngster on the Cayenne conservatory requested Emmanuel Macron, throughout his journey to Guyana this Monday, March 25.

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We do everything in our power to prevent it. I think I can tell you that yes, we will be ready. We are ready and we will be ready. This is also why we are adapting our whole posture a lot,” declared the President of the Republic, in keeping with feedback reported by BFMTV. The head of state, nonetheless, conceded that “zero risk” “never exists in life”.

France raised the Vigipirate plan to its most alert stage on Sunday night “ emergency attack” after the bloodbath in a live performance corridor in Moscow which occurred on Friday March 22 and which left a minimum of 137 lifeless. The assault was claimed by the Islamic State in Khorasan, EI-Okay, a element of Daesh energetic in Central Asia.

Attacks often foiled in France

Emmanuel Macron welcomed the “ very big investment by our intelligence services, our police, gendarmes, soldiers” and guaranteed that “we are obviously doing everything to be ready for the Olympic and Paralympic Games ceremonies, and the events”. He additionally recalled that a number of EI-Okay assaults had been foiled in latest months in France.

On a number of events on Monday, the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, returned to this menace. He notably specified, throughout a visit to Roubaix, that these terrorist tasks had been prevented “ at the end of 2022, in Strasbourg where people had been engaged by the Islamic State to carry out the act”, but had been arrested beforehand.

As of March 21, 715 people, including 10 on S files, have already been excluded from the Olympic and Paralympic Games for “ potential risks”. Two weeks earlier, a graphic designer working for the occasion was arrested whereas threatening passersby on the street with “ cause carnage.”