2004 News Story

Crown Prince Abdullah reaffirms Kingdom’s strength and stability

Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz received in Riyadh today Assistant Deputy Commander for Military Affairs Prince General Me’teb bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and senior officers of the National Guard, who came to greet him on the occasion of the advent of the holy month of Ramadan. Addressing them, Crown Prince Abdullah affirmed that the Kingdom, as home to the two holy mosques in Makkah and Madinah, has been carrying out its duties towards Muslims all over the world. Referring to the deviant group of terrorists, he declared that, obsessed by Satan, they have perpetrated acts of wickedness that are forbidden by Islam; they have defamed Islam, and they and their supporters will be defeated. He reiterated that the Kingdom is committed to Islam, and contrary to foreign media reports, remains stable, and a focus of strength, religion and sincerity. Moreover, he said, Saudi Arabia has always followed a moderate path in its foreign policy.