King Salman receives religious leaders in Riyadh

King Salman receives the grand mufti and other senior scholars including Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, chief of the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques, at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 06 November 2018
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King Salman receives religious leaders in Riyadh

  • The scholars who called on the king included members of the Permanent Committee for Ifta and  the Council of Senior Scholars

JEDDAH: King Salman received the Kingdom’s grand mufti, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, and other senior scholars and religious figures at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday.

The scholars who called on the king included members of the Permanent Committee for Ifta and  the Council of Senior Scholars, imams and preachers of the two holy mosques, members of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs and Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.

The audience was attended by Shoura Council Speaker Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh, Minister of Islamic Affairs Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, and the general president of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Abdullah Al-Sanad.


Saudi Arabia to UN: Aramco strikes were ‘organized terrorist attack’

Updated 19 September 2019

Saudi Arabia to UN: Aramco strikes were ‘organized terrorist attack’

  • The letters stated that “all indications are that the weapons used in the Aramco attack are Iranian”
  • Saudi Arabia said it will take measures to respond to the attacks in accordance with international law

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said that Saturday’s strikes on two Aramco facilities were an “organized terrorist attack” in a letter to the UN Security Council.
The Saudi Mission to the United Nations sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and another to the President of the Security Council Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya and members of the Security Council on Wednesday.
The letters stated that “all indications are that the weapons used in the Aramco attack are Iranian.”
They also explained that Saudi Arabia will take measures to respond to the attacks in accordance with international law, and called on the UN and international experts to participate in the investigation into the attack.