Belgian PM rejects criticism over Paris attacks

French police conducted anti-terror raids on the Brussels district of Molenbeek, on November 16, 2015Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel on Thursday rejected criticism of his country’s security services over the Paris attacks, saying Belgian intelligence led to a huge raid in France targeting the suspected mastermind. “I do not accept the criticisms which were aimed at denigrating the work of our security services,” Michel said in a speech to parliament in which he unveiled new security measures. “Yesterday, in Saint-Denis (in Paris) an attack was prevented thanks in particular to intelligence provided by Belgian teams,” the prime minister added.

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