British police says no to FBI in 2012 OlympicsNovember 23rd, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) A senior British police officer has firmly ruled out deployment of any foreign armed guards, including the FBI of the US, in London during the 2012 Olympics.
Assistant Commissioner Chris Allison insisted that armed agents from other countries will not be permitted at the Olympic Games. Moreover, the National Olympic Security coordinator maintained that preparations of safety and security are “in a good place”.
Allison rubbished reports that the United States was dissatisfied with security arrangements and would send up to 500 armed FBI agents to protect US interests, the Xinhua reported.
Allison confirmed that most countries are likely to send “security liaison officers” who will work with British police.
“Some teams bring liaison officers with them, they’re not protection officers,” he added.
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