FRANCE PM warns that it could face the risk of CHEMICAL war in its fight back against Islamist extremists, the prime minister has warned.
As French President Francois Hollande called for a “large coalition” to “annihilate” Islamic State (ISIS) in the wake of last week’s Paris terror attacks, the country’s prime minister warned the “macabre imagination of the masterminds is limitless”.
Prime Minister Manuel Valls told parliament: “We must not rule anything out. I say it with all the precautions needed. But we know and bear in mind that there is also a risk of chemical or bacteriological weapons.”
In a speech in the lower house of parliament meant to gain approval to an extension of the state of emergency, he told MPs that “terrorism hit France, not because of what it is doing in Iraq and Syria, but for what it is”.
He added: “What is new are the ways of operating; the ways of attacking and killing are evolving all the time.