2003 News Story

Crown Prince reiterates condemnation of terrorism

Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz received in Jeddah today a number of citizens, including delegations from a number of the Kingdom's tribes who denounced the sinful explosion acts that have taken place in Riyadh, Makkah and Madinah. The perpetrators, they said, dared to shed blood and terrorize the innocent, in actions alien to our peaceful society, which considers it a dreadful act of corruption.

Crown Prince Abdullah reiterated that the authorities would act decisively and firmly against anyone who dares to tamper with the country's security or that of its holy places; that the perpetrators of these terrorist acts are a deviant group; and that Saudi Arabia will "root out this poisonous tree". He appealed to all the people of the Kingdom, saying they are like one hand, and urged them to remain united in the service of their country, their religion and their honor.