Saudi Arabia warned that al-Qaida is threatening Europe, especially France, French Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux said Sunday, according to CNN.
Hortefeux said in a radio interview that France had been warned by Saudi Arabia intelligence that there was a threat to the country stemming from al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, according to MSNBC.
The intelligence also said that al-Qaida was active or about to become active in France, according to CNN.
France's terror alert has been raised to its second highest level. In the past year, 61 people were jailed in France with links to terrorism, according to CNN.