Top terror target: Rarely seen elite anti-terror unit secured PM Netanyahu’s visit to London

Top terror target: Rarely seen elite anti-terror unit secured Netanyahu’s visit to London

The Met’s hardly ever seen specialist anti-terror unit had been seen on the streets of London guarding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The Counter-Terrorism Specialist Firearms Officers – dubbed C-men – were unveiled in 2016 as part of Britain’s strategy to combat Muslim terrorists after a wave of attacks in Europe.

Ten C-men armed with ballistic shields and semi-automatic rifles protected PM Netanyahu as he met Boris Johnson at Downing Street to discuss Iran’s attempts to acquire nuclear weapons.

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The brand new officers are masked to defend their identity from terrorists, and often closely armed with pistols and semi-automatic SIG Carbine rifles.

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During the brief half-hour meeting between the two leaders, Johnson and Netanyahu agreed on the need to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, Downing Street said.

“Both prime ministers agreed on the need to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon and stop wider destabilizing Iranian behavior. The Prime Minister stressed the need for dialogue and a diplomatic solution,” a Downing Street spokeswoman said.