Q. – The security services in Egypt announced yesterday that the cell close to al-Qaeda dismantled at the end of last week was preparing suicide attacks on the US and French embassies in “protest against France’s military intervention in Mali”, according to the inquiry. What’s your reaction?
THE SPOKESMAN – The Egyptian authorities said last weekend that they had foiled an attempted attack on a Western embassy.
Overall, we have stepped up our vigilance in the countries of the Sahel region and the Middle East, in coordination with the local authorities. We’ve reiterated messages to that effect to our nationals. (…)./.