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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement from John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counter-Terrorism

The United States is grateful to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for their assistance in developing information that helped underscore the imminence of the threat emanating from Yemen. Their assistance, along with the hard work of the U.S. counter-terrorism community, the United Kingdom, the UAE, and other friends and partners helped make it possible to increase our vigilance and identify the suspicious packages in Dubai and East Midlands Airport.