Official: Link Between Migration, Terror Threat ‘Clear’

  • 18 Aug 2017 2:00 AM
Official: Link Between Migration, Terror Threat ‘Clear’
The link between illegal migration and the threat of terrorism in Europe is “clear”, foreign ministry state secretary Levente Magyar said, reacting to Thursday’s terrorist attack in Barcelona. Speaking at a press conference, Magyar reiterated Hungary’s strong condemnation of the attack.

This time, terrorism struck a country “that has been living relatively peacefully”, which means that terrorism “can strike anywhere and at any time”, he said. Hungary, however, has so far been protected “from this nightmarish madness” that has afflicted western Europe, he said, adding that the government was determined to keep it this way.

Magyar said that the Hungarian government was “one of the few” willing to take action over the threat of terrorism and migration. “We would like to see action,” Magyar said, adding that Hungary was prepared to continue pursuing a policy that he said could help prevent such attacks in the future.

Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.

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