January 3, 2020 / 6:36 PM / 25 days ago

No current, credible threats against U.S. homeland - DHS

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) acting Secretary Chad Wolf and Guatemalan Interior Minister Enrique Degenhart (not pictured) hold a news conference in Guatemala City, Guatemala December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There are no current threats against the United States’ homeland, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said in a statement on Friday after a U.S. air strike killed a top Iranian commander in Baghdad.

“There are currently no specific, credible threats against our homeland,” DHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf said, adding the department is “ready to confront and combat any and all threats facing our homeland” and is continuing to monitor the situation.

Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Chris Reese

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