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Abadi warns of Islamic State threat to U.S. and Paris subways

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 01:05

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says he's received ''credible'' intelligence that Islamic State militants plan to attack subway systems in Paris and the United States. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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America's subway systems are under threat, according to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. Abadi, after meeting President Obama at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, has told reporters he's received "credible" intelligence that Islamic State militants plan to attack subway systems in Paris and the United States. Senior U.S. officials say they have no evidence to back up the claim, but New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's aware of the reports, and is taking no chances. He and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie have signed an agreement to increase security immediately. (SOUNDBITE) (English) NEW YORK CITY GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO, SAYING: "Even without a specific threat from a specific group at a specific time, there's no doubt that the tensions are heightened, that's clear. There's no doubt that this nation is taking serious action." The NYPD says it's in close contact with the FBI and other agencies to assess the validity of Abadi's warning.

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Abadi warns of Islamic State threat to U.S. and Paris subways

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 01:05