2003 News Story

Prince Bandar visits Arizona and New Mexico

Ambassador to the United States Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, at a press conference today after meeting in Santa Fe with Governor of Arizona Bill Richardson, reiterated that terrorism is an international scourge rejected by all civilized societies and is utterly rejected by Islam and Saudi society. He declared that the Kingdom, even before September 11, suffered from terrorist acts; and confirmed that there is constant and serious cooperation among concerned Saudi and U.S. authorities in dealing with all issues of terrorism.

Addressing the World Affairs Council in Phoenix, Arizona yesterday, Prince Bandar reiterated the Kingdom's determination to adhere to the teachings of Islam, which does not tolerate terrorism, extremism or violence.