Saudi Arabia gives ‘complete support’ to Florida base shooting investigation

Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani killed three people when he opened fire at the base. (FBI)
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Updated 14 January 2020

Saudi Arabia gives ‘complete support’ to Florida base shooting investigation

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia gave “complete and total support” to a US investigation into a deadly shooting by a Saudi aviation student at a Florida navy base, America’s chief prosecutor said Monday.

Saudi Air Force officer, 2nd Lt. Mohammed Alshamrani, opened fire last month at the base in Pensacola, killing three US sailors and injuring eight other people.

Attorney General William Barr said none of the other Saudi cadets training at the base had prior knowledge of or assited in the attack. He added that there was also no evidense taht the other cadets had any involvement with terrorist groups.

The Saudi embassy in the US said: “The disturbed and radicalized individual who carried out this terrible attack acted alone. He does not represent the hundreds of thousands of Saudis who have lived, studied and trained in the USA over the past several decades, nor does his heinous act represent the values of KSA.”

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Saudi railway wins international award for safety measures

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Saudi railway wins international award for safety measures

RIYADH:  The Saudi Railways Co. (SAR) won the International Safety Award for 2020 from the British Safety Council for the second time in a row for its exemplary management of health, safety and environmental risks.

CEO of SAR Dr. Bashar bin Khalid Al-Malik said that the company puts at the forefront of its strategic plans the application of the highest safety standards in operating the rail network in the Kingdom.

He said that SAR accords top priority to the culture of safety in the management, operation and maintenance of its trains by following international laws that have proven effective in ensuring safety in the work environment.

Al-Malik said: “We are proud that SAR wins such international awards, which reflect the efforts and decisions taken to apply and develop health and safety measures.”