Saudi Arabia has condemned yesterday’s bombing incident in Madrid, Spain. An official statement issued yesterday said: “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was shocked by the bombings which took place in the Spanish capital on Thursday morning, killing and injuring hundreds of innocent people. The Kingdom condemns and deplores this criminal and shameful act, which runs counter to humanitarian values.” The statement went on to offer condolences to the government and people of Spain, and to the families of the victims of the disaster.
Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz made a telephone call yesterday evening to King Juan Carlos of Spain, during which he condemned the terrorist act and extended his condolences and those of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdulaziz and the government and people of Saudi Arabia.
Second Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector-General Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz made a similar call.