AG Sessions Joins European Talks on Terrorism, Migration

LYON, France (AP) -
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions arrives for a meeting with Interior Ministers of the six largest EU countries to discuss security and antiterror issues at the Groupama Stadium in Decines near Lyon, France, Tuesday. (Reuters/Emmanuel Foudrot)

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has joined European security chiefs holding talks in France on fighting terrorism and controlling migration.

Elite police forces are staging an antiterrorism exercise Tuesday in the French city of Lyon as part of the meetings.

The officials held talks Monday night on immigration, despite the starkly different views between Italy’s anti-immigrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and others, including the French hosts who are seeking a region-wide solution to migrant arrivals.

The interior ministers of Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland and Morocco are taking part. Sessions and Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Claire Grady joined in Tuesday’s talks.

Sessions’s visit comes after U.S. President Donald Trump decided not to fire Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, despite Trump’s anger over the U.S. probe into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.