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Saudi King Salman Says World Must Confront ‘Dangerous Scourge’ Of Terrorism


Saudi Arabia’s Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Tuesday stressed the need for joint global efforts to eliminate the scourge of terrorism as he condoled with Belgium after the deadly terrorist attacks that took place in Brussels.

In a cable of condolences to King Philippe of Belgium, King Salman said: “We learned with grief about the terrorist attacks that took place in Brussels which resulted in casualties and injuries. As we strongly condemn these criminal acts, we, on behalf of the Government and people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, condole Your Excellency, the families of the victims and the brotherly people of Belgium.”

“We stress the importance of international efforts to confront and eliminate this dangerous scourge which is condemned by all divine religions and international norms and conventions,” he further said.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, and
Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the second deputy premier and minister of defense, also sent messages of condolences to King Philippe.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) composed of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, United Arab Emirates and Qatar also condemned the attacks, “which violate the sanctity of human life.”

Saudi Embassy officials in Brussels advised citizens to be alert and avoid public places and congested areas. It urged them to avoid public arguments and contact the embassy in case of any emergency. It advised the Saudis to postpone travel plans.

Arab News

Arab News is Saudi Arabia's first English-language newspaper. It was founded in 1975 by Hisham and Mohammed Ali Hafiz. Today, it is one of 29 publications produced by Saudi Research & Publishing Company (SRPC), a subsidiary of Saudi Research & Marketing Group (SRMG).

2 thoughts on “Saudi King Salman Says World Must Confront ‘Dangerous Scourge’ Of Terrorism

  • March 23, 2016 at 5:16 am

    Saudi Arabia should broom in front of own door first instead of trying to divert attention from it being the most extreme – give up on sharia law, open up the country, become normal and there’d be one less source of terrorism.

  • March 23, 2016 at 5:26 am

    How about Saudi Arabia rounding up the known terrorists in their Country and executing them? How about saying the attacks are against Islam?


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