KSA spends SR530m on Syria relief programs

Updated 14 January 2014

KSA spends SR530m on Syria relief programs

Interior Minister Prince Muhammad bin Naif, supervisor of the Saudi National Campaign for Syrians, has approved several relief programs for Syrian refugees at a cost of SR32 million.
The amount will be utilized to supply 3,000 new tents, 300,000 blankets, 200,000 jackets, 600,000 sweaters and other clothes to equip refugees against the severe cold during winter.
The Saudi charity will distribute emergency supplies through its offices in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. The campaign has already spent more than SR530 million on 81 relief programs for Syrians.

Condemnation of attacks on Saudi Aramco oil plants continue

Updated 17 September 2019

Condemnation of attacks on Saudi Aramco oil plants continue

  • Bahraini King calls Saudi leadership

RIYADH: Condemnations of Saturday’s attack on Saudi Aramco oil installations continued on Monday, as the US pointed out Iran as the likely culprit behind the drone strikes that have dramatically escalated tensions in the region and triggered a record leap in global oil prices.

King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman both received calls from the King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa of Bahrain to condemn the attacks at Saudi oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais.

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper called the crown prince, who is also the defense minister, to affirm his country's full support for the Kingdom.

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said, “We will work with international partners to forge the widest and most effective response,” with a statement from his ministry saying the “UK remains committed to supporting the security of Saudi Arabia.”

India also slammed the attacks and reiterated the country’s “rejection of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations,” a foreign ministry spokesman said.

Official Spokesperson of the UN Secretary General Stephane Dujarric said in a statement that the Secretary General condemns Saturday's attacks on two Aramco oil plants.

The German Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said, “Such an attack on civilian and vital infrastructure in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is not justified”.

— with SPA