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Cameron Says UK to Develop Emergency Action Plan in Case of Terror Attacks

Sputnik News

20:36 23.11.2015(updated 20:40 23.11.2015)

UK Prime Minister David Cameron said that the United Kingdom will soon have rapid response operational brigades that can quickly strengthen law enforcement in case of a terrorist attack.

LONDON (Sputnik) – UK Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday that his country would establish an emergency action plan in case of terrorist attacks.

Earlier in the day, Cameron announced the National Security Strategy and Strategic Defense plan to the parliament which primarily focus on ensuring Britain's ability to respond to various kinds of threats, including terrorism, particularly the Islamic State (ISIL) militant group, cyberattacks and possible international aggression.

The United Kingdom will soon have rapid response operational brigades that can quickly strengthen law enforcement in case of a terrorist attack, Cameron said while presenting the security plan in the House of Commons.

Up to 10,000 troops will be in reserve, and will be ready 'as soon as they can be,' the prime minister said.

Also UK Prime Minister David Cameron stated that US President Barack Obama applauded the United Kingdom's (UK) Strategic Defense and Security Review (SDSR) that seeks to strengthen its military and supply it with more equipment amid the growing threat of terrorism.

"I talked to President Obama at the recent G20 meeting in Turkey and he was clearly delighted with the choices we are making," Cameron was quoted by Defense News as saying. "I hope they will be pleased as they see their most capable European ally is investing in equipment which will be able to work alongside the Americans extremely well.'

The new government strategy was announced in the wake of the November 13 terror attacks in Paris, which claimed the lives of at least 130 people. The notorious Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Following the attacks, Cameron pledged to do his utmost to assist France to recover from the attacks and counter terrorism.

On Monday, Cameron met with French President Francois Hollande in Paris to discuss the fight against terrorism and the Syrian issue.

Sputnik



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