2001 Public Statement

Reaction to Bin Laden tape, radio sound bite, news release by Adel Al-Jubeir
The dialogue below was released on December 14, 2001, for general distribution, and has been widely broadcast.

ANCHOR LEAD:   In the wake of the release of the bin Laden tape, reaction has come swiftly and strongly from the Arab world. That story in 3, 2, 1 …

ANNOUNCER:      Americans reacted immediately to the bin Laden tape with strong emotion.  Now, the Saudis have weighed in and the reaction is no different:

AL-JUBEIR:        “Bin Laden is a psychopath, he is a monster.

ANNOUNCER:      Adel Al-Jubeir is the Foreign Affairs Advisor to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia:

AL-JUBEIR:        “Bin Laden does not represent Islam, bin Laden does not represent the Saudi people.  U.S.-Saudi relations have been strong for the past six decades, and we expect them to grow deeper and stronger in the coming six decades.

ANNOUNCER:      Saudi Arabia is one of America’s strongest allies in the Arab World. Robert Barber reporting.