U.S. frustration simmers over Belgium's struggle with militant threat




 
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March 24th, 2016  
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Topic: U.S. frustration simmers over Belgium's struggle with militant threat


By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Shortly after last Novemberís attacks on Paris by a Brussels-based Islamic State cell, a top U.S. counter-terrorism official traveling in Europe wanted to visit Brussels to learn more about the investigation. When the official tried to arrange meetings, however, his Belgian counterparts were not welcoming, according to U.S. officials familiar with the events. The Belgians indicated it was a bad time to speak to foreign officials as they were too busy with the investigation, said the officials, who asked not to be identified.




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