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Obama Admin: No credible New Year's threats to homeland

Obama Admin: No credible New Year's threats to homeland

By Jesse Byrnes for The Hill

While law enforcement remains on high alert surrounding the holidays in the wake of recent terror attacks, there are no known credible threats to the U.S., a top Obama administration official said Wednesday.

"I think we're always very concerned about the safety and security of the American people particularly around the holidays," State Department spokesman John Kirby said on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports."

"We're not aware of any specific, credible threats here in the homeland," Kirby added. 

Officials in Brussels have canceled New Year's Eve festivities in the Belgian capital amid fears of a terrorist plot there. It comes in the wake of two men being arrested Tuesday suspected of planning an attack. 

Similar arrests were also carried out in Turkey where officials said they believe suspects planned to carry out an attack while people rang in the New Year later this week.

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