Saudi Embassy Refutes Media Reports of Citizen Involved in Boston Attack

April 16, 2013

(Washington, DC) --  The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia would like to clarify U.S. media reports that a Saudi national is considered a suspect in the April 15, 2013 explosions in Boston. The Embassy stresses that there is no evidence, according to U.S. authorities, of involvement of any Saudi national in the bombings. The Saudi government condemns all forms of violence, offers its condolences to the families of the victims, and wishes a speedy recovery for all who were injured.

According to the latest information, two Saudi students were among those injured in the explosions and are being treated at local hospitals in Boston. Their injuries are not considered serious.

The deputy consul general in New York and the assistant Saudi cultural attaché in Washington, D.C. arrived in Boston Monday evening to visit the injured Saudi students, check on the welfare of other Saudi citizens, and provide consular services as needed.