State Department Noon Briefing
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DAILY PRESS BRIEFING
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2000 - 1:30 P.M.
(ON THE RECORD UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED)
Q: Can you confirm reports that an Algerian by the name - I think
it's Dahoumane - was arrested in Algeria a couple of months back,
somebody who is linked to last year's plots - what the US says were
plots to attack some sites in the US?
MR. REEKER: I have seen a number of press reports, and I think you are
referring to Abdelmajid Dahoumane. As you know, he is the subject of a
US indictment in connection with a planned terrorist attack in the
United States last December. In fact, his picture appears on our
Rewards for Justice poster, which I think you can find a copy of in
the Press Office.
This is an ongoing criminal matter, and I am not able to answer any
questions about it. I would refer you to the US Justice Department,
who may be able to look into it for you.
Q: In other words, the call is still out there for information leading
to his arrest?
MR. REEKER: Our poster is still up. I just don't have any information
that I could share with you about it.
(The briefing was concluded at 2:35 P.M.)