Foreign meddling in Saudi Arabia rejected

Foreign meddling in Saudi Arabia rejected
Updated 27 December 2013

Foreign meddling in Saudi Arabia rejected

Foreign meddling in Saudi Arabia rejected

Saudi Arabia has condemned Tuesday’s terrorist attack on a police building in Mansura, Egypt, and reiterated Riyadh’s firm support for the Egyptian people.
“The Kingdom, under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, will wholeheartedly stand by the Egyptian people and there will not be any compromise on that,” the Royal Court said.
Only people without conscience carry out such terrorist attacks, the Royal Court said while denouncing the backers of the terrorists.
“We understand that the Egyptian leadership and people will not accept such acts to undermine the country’s security and stability,” it said.
The Kingdom believes that the Egyptian people would support the country’s road map for peace and
hopes that it will lead to a political solution, the Royal Court said.
The statement came as Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, emphasized that Saudi Arabia would not accept any foreign interference in its internal affairs.
Addressing a reception for Saudi ambassadors at his office in Riyadh, Prince Salman said: “You represent Saudi Arabia, which is the country of Islam and Arabs and you have been selected for the position because of your good qualifications.”
He urged the diplomats to take care of Saudi citizens abroad by providing them with assistance as instructed by King Abdullah during the Cabinet’s budget session on Monday.
He said King Abdullah has instructed all government officials to meet with citizens and take care of their needs. “We’ll implement his directive.”
The crown prince called on all citizens, officials and ambassadors to point out if he has any shortcomings.
Prince Salman said Saudi Arabia has a good reputation in the world, being the land of Islam and the two holy mosques.
“Saudi Arabia only wants to do good things for people all over the world … but will not accept any interference in its internal affairs,” the crown prince said.
He underscored the Kingdom’s security and stability and unity of its people.
“People may do good things for their family, town and tribe but it should not be at the expense of their nation,” he said.