IS militants could ''acquire nuclear weapons'' to attack Britain: Theresa May

The United Kingdom`s Home Secretary Theresa May has warned that `Islamic State terrorists could acquire chemical, biological or even nuclear weapons` to attack Britain if they are successful in establishing an extremist state.

ANI| Last Updated: Oct 01, 2014, 16:52 PM IST

London: The United Kingdom`s Home Secretary Theresa May has warned that `Islamic State terrorists could acquire chemical, biological or even nuclear weapons` to attack Britain if they are successful in establishing an extremist state.

May said that the Islamic State militants were `within a few hours flying time` of the country and dramatically highlighted the threat they posed to Britain.

She said that the country needed to fight back as a response to the beheading of a UK hostage David Haines by an IS extremist.

May said that the country must stand up for its values in order to win, reported the Daily Express.

May`s remarks echoed former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher`s address to the Tory conference in 1984 after the Brighton bomb attack.