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French review security measures after British terror scares

Published 01/07/2007

French Interior Minister Michele Alliot-Marie called a meeting today of security officials to discuss ways to fight terrorism in France, the ministry said.

The meeting was called a day after two men rammed a flaming jeep into the main entrance of Glasgow airport and after British police thwarted an apparent plot to set off attacks in London with booby-trapped cars.

Alliot-Marie called the afternoon meeting to discuss measures and other means to fight terrorism in France "in the context of the events in Britain," a ministry statement said.

President Nicolas Sarkozy renewed France's standing offer to help British authorities following events there.

"In this implacable fight against terrorism, our countries are not only unfailingly united but also in close and constant cooperation," said a note sent on Saturday to Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

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