미국의 마이클 처토프 국토안보부 장관은 테러분자들이 앞으로 몇 달 사이에  미국에 대한 공격을 계획하고 있는 것으로 믿고 있다고 말했습니다.

처토프 장관은 10일 시카고 트리뷴 신문 편집위원들에게 그같이 밝히면서,  과거에도 여름 기간 동안에 테러 활동이 증가했다고 말했습니다.

처토프 장관은  영국에서 최근 발생한 테러공격 사례들을 들면서 미국인들에게 테러에 대한 경계를 늦추지 말라고 촉구했습니다.

 

U.S. homeland security secretary Michael Chertoff says he believes terrorists are planning attacks in the United States during the next few months.

He told the editorial board of the Chicago Tribune newspaper Tuesday that in the past, terrorism activity has increased during the summertime.

Chertoff warned the American people against complacency and said they should be on heightened alert after recent terrorism episodes in Britain. Late last month, two unexploded car bombs were discovered in London and a flaming vehicle was rammed into an airport in Glasgow, Scotland.

Also Tuesday, Chertoff spoke to members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Detroit, Michigan. He called on his listeners to respect the civil rights of Muslim Americans, even as U.S. soldiers fight terrorism in the Middle East.