French PM Manuel Valls warns that France could face chemical attack from terror groups, as MPs debate the extension of the state of emergency to three months after the Paris attacks.
“The macabre imagination of these commanders has no limits: assault rifles, decapitation, suicide bombings, knife attacks,” he told lawmakers on Thursday, debating the extension of a state of emergency.
“I say this with the utmost care – but we know there may be a risk of the possibility chemical and biological weapons.”
He said that France was facing “a new kind of war (…) where terror is the chief goal and the main weapon”.
“More than ever, it’s time for Europe to adopt the text… to guarantee the traceability of movements, including within the union. It’s a condition of our collective security.