Cameron promises tough action to fight militants

British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives to deliver a press conference in Downing Street, London, Friday Aug. 29, 2014.  The Home Secretary Theresa May has announced that UK's terror threat level is being raised from "substantial" to "severe". Britain raised the country's terror threat level from substantial to severe Friday, meaning that a terrorist attack is considered highly likely.(AP Photo/Facundo Arrizabalaga, Pool)
British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives to deliver a press conference in Downing Street, London, Friday Aug. 29, 2014. The Home Secretary Theresa May has announced that UK's terror threat level is being raised from "substantial" to "severe". Britain raised the country's terror threat level from substantial to severe Friday, meaning that a terrorist attack is considered highly likely.(AP Photo/Facundo Arrizabalaga, Pool)

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron says he’ll introduce new laws to combat terror suspects, pledging to seize passports to fight what he described as an extremist threat more dangerous than any previously seen.

Cameron’s remarks came just after authorities on Friday raised the terror threat level to severe, the second highest level. The decision was related to developments in Iraq and Syria, but there was no information to suggest an attack was imminent.

Cameron told reporters that while the Taliban facilitated al-Qaida terrorism, the Islamic State group is “effectively a state run by terrorists.”

“We could be facing a terrorist state on the shores of the Mediterranean and bordering a NATO member,” he said.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

blog comments powered by Disqus