London, 10 Aug through ANI: within the wake of rioting across London, Olympics Minister Hugh Robertson has assured that security plans for succeeding years games are strong and firmly rejected criticisms from China’s Xinhua news agency concerning Olympic security.
Xinhua said that once the riots the image of London has been severely broken, leaving folks worried concerning security state of affairs throughout the Olympics.
However, Robertson, not accepted the criticism by saying that ” they are wrong”.
I think they are wrong, for 14 to 15 months that I have been Olympics minister I have made security the key area
He added more
I am absolutely happy, and I am not a novice in this having been in the army for 10 years,” he said.
He also told that he knows ‘what is in that security package, while the Chinese state news agency doesn’t.’
I am absolutely convinced that the intelligence led, risk based assessed approach is the best possible way to have a safe and secure Games,” he said.
However he , accepted the rioting was disturbing, and would be so even if the two hundred Olympic officials were not in London for important meetings.
I am saying to them that our incredibly detailed and complex security plan gives us no better guarantee, as much as you can guarantee these things, that we can deliver a safe and secure Games,” the paper quoted him, as saying. (ANI)