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Statement by Secretary Jeh C. Johnson on the Attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia

Release Date: 
June 26, 2015

For Immediate Release
DHS Press Office
Contact: 202-282-8010

Today’s terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait are a reminder of the evolving global terrorist threats. We stand in support of the people of those countries and mourn the loss of those killed.

Particularly with the upcoming July 4th holiday, here in the United States the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI continue to communicate with state and local law enforcement about what we know and see. We are encouraging all law enforcement to be vigilant and prepared. We will also adjust security measures, seen and unseen, as necessary to protect the American people.

We continue to encourage all Americans to attend public events and celebrate this country during this summer season, but always remain vigilant. “If You See Something Say Something™” is more than a slogan.

In our great country, acts of mass violence will never divert, discourage or frighten us. Today President Obama eulogizes the Reverend Clementa Pickney in Charleston. The alleged killer sought to divide us. Instead, his actions appear to have had the opposite effect in South Carolina, where people of different races have come together to denounce the tragedy and mourn those killed.

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Last Published Date: June 26, 2015
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