2001 News Story

Kingdom condoles families of hijacking victims

Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud Al-Faisal has directed the Saudi ambassadors in Russia and Turkey to express the condolences of the government and people of the Saudi Arabia to the families of the two innocent victims of the recent hijacking incident: the Russian stewardess Yulia Fomina and the Turkish passenger Gursel Kambal. Such an act of terrorism, the Foreign Ministry declared in a statement yesterday, is contrary to all Islamic values and teachings, and is rejected by the Kingdom as it is by civilized communities worldwide.