Richard Barrett Interviewed on Radio New Zealand: US Fears Prompt Tight Airport Security

July 7, 2014

US Fears Prompt Tight Airport Security

Radio New Zealand



The United States has ordered a tightening of security at airports around the world that have direct flights to its cities, in response to a possible new threat from Islamist militants.

US officials said they were concerned that al-Qaeda operatives in Syria and Yemen were developing bombs that could be smuggled onto planes.

The new security measures would be required at airports in Europe, Africa and the Middle East that have direct flights, officials told Reuters…

British anti-terrorism expert Richard Barrett told Radio New Zealand’s Nine to Noon programme the security clampdown showed intelligence networks are working.

Mr Barrett, a former MI6 director of global counter terrorism operations said there was tremendous effort by governments to get intelligence on al Qaeda networks and alerts like this show the system is working…


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