Paris Attacks Suspect Must Answer to France, Minister Says

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said suspected Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam, who is being held by Belgian authorities, will have to answer to the French justice system.

“Justice is what all those close to the 130 victims and all citizens are waiting for,” Cazeneuve said following a security council meeting in Paris. “The government is determined that all light be shone.”

Bernard Cazeneuve

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Suspected of being one of the principle people still alive behind the Nov. 13 assaults that left 130 dead, Cazeneuve said his arrest was a result of cooperation between French and Belgian authorities and has “dealt a serious blow” to ISIS in Europe.

The minister said the terrorist threat remains “extremely high” despite a series of arrests since the attacks and “intense” operations by police to dismantle networks.

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