France confirms Bin Laden threat message genuine: official

28th October 2010, Comments 0 comments

France believes that a audio message from Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden threatening attacks on French targets is genuine, the foreign ministry said Thursday.

Ministry spokesman Bernard Valero told reporters that the authenticity of the message "can be considered as confirmed in light of initial checks" and that it confirmed the "reality of the terrorist menace" against France.

© 2010 AFP

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