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Saudi Arabia strongly condemns Egypt bombings

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia strongly condemned the bombings in Sharm al-Sheikh, Egypt on Saturday and expressed its condolences to the families of the victims, an official source stated. The source stressed that the Kingdom stands by Egypt and the world community in their persistent war on terrorism in all its forms until this dangerous phenomenon is eradicated.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdulaziz sent a cable of condolence to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to express his great sorrow at the news of the bombings and to condemn the terrorist acts. The King also wished a quick recovery for the injured.

Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and Second Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector-General Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz sent similar cables of condolence to President Mubarak.

The Saudi embassy in Cairo and the Kingdom's Permanent Representative to the Arab League also condemned the bombings. Permanent Representative to the Arab League Ambassador Ahmed Kattan expressed his confidence that Egyptian security forces would hunt down the deviant criminals who deform the image of Islam in the world.