UK Prime Minister May scolds Trump for irresponsible 'speculation' about terror attack

Violet Tucker
September 17, 2017

Instead he speculated about the role of the British police in the incident and exploited the violence for a chance at political gain. The Israeli Ambassador to the UK, Mark Regev, said on social media that "Israel stands in solidarity with the people of London". Earlier this year, the premier was in a political and diplomatic bind after US media reported leaked details of a British police investigation into the Manchester bomb attack that killed 22 people.

"We must be vigilant and united in our efforts to expunge these diabolical enemies", said Pittenger, who serves as the vice chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance, and chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism. No arrests have so far been made and the attacker remains at large.

The explosion, on a District Line Tube in the British capital's southwest, occurred as the train pulled into Parsons Green station.

British Prime Minister Theresa May denounced the "cowardly" attack, which she said had "intended to cause significant harm". Later, May announced that the level would be raised to "critical" and that "a further attack may be imminent". The intelligence agencies including the MI5 is treating this as an act of terrorism.

A vicious attack during an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, sent 22 fans to their early grave. "Must be proactive!" Trump wrote in a post on Twitter. 'These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard.

US President Donald Trump has been condemned for his fast fingers by Theresa May, following the explosion.

Trump has repeatedly pointed to his travel ban as a cornerstone of his counterterrorism platform.

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He said the public should remain alert but should not be alarmed.

"According to a translation by Middle East observer Hassan Hassan, the message on the group's propganda page said: "A security source to Amaq: the bombing of the IED in the London tube was carried out by a unit affiliated to the Islamic State", said The Independent report. McMaster did not characterize the president's conversation with May, saying he was not on the call. Police budgets have been cut since 2010 by Britain's Conservative government. We've had to reduce police staff.

Witness Chris Wildish told Sky News that he saw "out of the corner of my eye, a massive flash of flames that went up the side of the train", followed by "an acrid chemical smell". The attack marks the fifth terrorist incident in the United Kingdom of 2017.

The manhunt for the terrorist who placed the homemade bomb, which only partially exploded, on the subway train is underway while the investigation into the attack continues.

The investigation is being led by the Metropolitan Police's counter-terrorism command and involves hundreds of detectives, with support from the intelligence community.

"My thoughts and prayers are with the people of London". The incident left 18 people injured but no one seriously hurt. The device is not believed to have fully detonated and could have been set off on a timer.

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