2002 Press Release

Embassy statement concerning 'war emblem'

The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington DC wishes to clarify a report made today in The New York Times regarding the racehorse 'War Emblem'. The horse is owned by a private corporation and not the government of Saudi Arabia. In addition, the references to 'War Emblem' are not accurate.

The people of Saudi Arabia extend their deepest condolences to all Americans, especially those that were victimized by the terrorist attacks of September 11 last year. Words cannot express the deep sense of sorrow and loss that the people of Saudi Arabia share with all Americans. Saudi Arabia remains committed to fighting the scourge of terrorism in cooperation with the United States and the world community.