Shoura says bombings in EP will only strengthen unity

Updated 02 June 2015
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Shoura says bombings in EP will only strengthen unity

RIYADH: The Shoura Council has condemned last Friday’s terror attack on the Al-Anoud Mosque in Dammam that resulted in the death of three Saudi citizens and injury to several others.
In a statement following its 43rd ordinary session presided over by Deputy Chairman Amin Al-Jaafri, the council described the incident as a “cowardly terrorist act that will strengthen the unity of the people and increase the anger and frustration of our enemies.”
The Shoura sent its condolences to the families of those killed and also praised the security forces for preventing the suicide bomber from entering the mosque while congregational Friday prayers were being performed.
The Shoura called on scholars, imams, teachers and the media to stand up to these terrorists and those who support them. There was a foreign element involved in these attacks, it said.
The Shoura said it supports the measures taken by the government of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to fight terrorism, preserve the country’s security and stability, and protect the Saudi youth from extremist beliefs.


King Salman sends letters to leaders of Egypt, Jordan

Updated 2 min 29 sec ago
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King Salman sends letters to leaders of Egypt, Jordan

  • Both El-Sisi and King Abdullah II conveyed their greetings to King Salman

RIYADH: King Salman sent letters to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Jordanian King Abdullah II emphasising the strength of the historic relations between Saudi Arabia and their respective countries.
The king’s letter to El-Sisi stated the Kingdom’s keenness to strengthen strategic cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Egypt on various levels.
The letter to Egypt’s president was delivered as El-Sisi received the Saudi Minister of State for African Affairs Ahmed Abdul Aziz Kattan and Dr. Issam bin Saeed, a state minister and member of the cabinet.
The letter to Jordan was also delivered by the Saudi minister of state who was received by King Abdullah II.
Both El-Sisi and King Abdullah II conveyed their greetings to King Salman.