French minister: Attack threat still very high

France's interior minister says the attempted attack on security forces on the Champs-Elysees shows the threat is still very high in the country and justifies the state of emergency.


Gerard Collomb says he will present a bill Wednesday at a Cabinet meeting to extend the state of emergency from July 15, its current expiration date, until Nov. 1.


He says the current situation in France shows a new security law "is needed" and the measure would "maintain a high security level" beyond the end of the state of emergency.


France has been under a state of emergency since the November 2015 attacks by Islamic extremists in Paris.


פרסום ראשון: 06.19.17, 19:20