AG: Comment on terrorism was misunderstood

Attorney General Faris Al Rawi says comments he made with regard to terrorism and, in particular, an ISIS cell in Trinidad and Tobago, were misunderstood.

In a statement issued on Monday, the AG says the Government remains committed to the fight against terrorism.

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The AG's office issued the following statement on Monday:

"The Attorney General has observed commentary appearing in the media and from the Leader of the Opposition, which seeks to paint conflicting views in the Government relative to Trinidad and Tobago’s stance against the continuous threat that is posed by Terrorism in all its forms.

This emanated from a telephone interview with a media house on Saturday February 17, 2018 on a broad range of issues, which regrettably was misunderstood.

Trinidad and Tobago remains firmly committed to the global, regional and local fight against terrorism and the financing of terrorism in all its forms.

The position of the Government as articulated by the Prime Minister in question time in the Parliament on Friday February 16, 2018 stands clear.

The country must remain eternally vigilant in its fight against terrorism, the financing of terrorism and the cohorts of money laundering and corruption."

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