DHS 'Unaware of Any Specific, Credible Threat' to United States
The Department of Homeland Security reacted to the news that the United Kingdom had raised their terrorism threat level and downplayed any additional threat to the United States.
“At present, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are unaware of any specific, credible threat to the U.S. homeland from ISIL,” Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement.
Earlier on Friday, Prime Minister David Cameron gave a speech denouncing the Islamic State.
“What we're facing in Iraq now, with ISIL, is a greater and deeper threat to our security than we have known before,” he explained during a press conference.
Johnson admitted that ISIL continued to be a threat to Americans within the Middle East, demonstrating “intent and capability to target American citizens overseas.”
He also warned Americans about the continued threat of “homegrown violent extremism inspired by radical ideology overseas” and said that law enforcement officials continued to work to counter that threat.
“We will continue to evaluate and adopt serious and prudent homeland security measures as the situation warrants,” he concluded.