PM: No evidence that ISIS threat is realistic

Date: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 00:00

Prime Minister and Head of the National Security Council, Dr Keith Rowley says national security personnel have not determined that the recording of an alleged ISIS threat is realistic.

The Prime Minister was asked to comment on the issue at today's post-Cabinet news conference.

"What we do know is that it has not been determined that it is something that has an origin that can be identified as realistic," he said. 

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Dr Rowley quickly added that there are "elements and individuals whose interests will be served by destabilising the country.

The Prime Minister did not expand on that point, only saying that the kind of information that came out in the recordings have the potential to destabilise the country.

Asked whether Government officials and agencies have increased security in light of the allegations in the recordings, the Prime Minister said he is not prepared to discuss the security arrangements of personnel.

The Minister of National Security on Tuesday described the audio recordings as "rumours" and called on the nation to keep calm.

The audio records allege that ISIS operatives plan to detonate explosives at malls across the country between Thursday and Sunday this week.

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