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22 April 2013: Statement by Ambassador David Jacobson on Terrorism-Related Arrests

Ambassador David Jacobson made the following statement today in response to the terrorism-related arrests by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) of Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser:

"I congratulate the RCMP on the arrest of two individuals on terrorism-related charges. These arrests were the result of extensive cross-border cooperation, which is the hallmark of our relationship. Dedicated professionals on both sides of the border brought these arrests to fruition, and I thank them for their service and hard work.

"This is an example of the United States and Canada working together to protect our citizens. It underscores the fact that we face serious and real threats, and that security is a shared responsibility. We all need to remain vigilant in confronting threats and keeping North America safe and secure."