2003 Press Release

Saudi Ambassador condemns Al-Qaeda's message

[Washington, DC]  -- Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, condemned the message contained on an audiotape that called for terrorist attacks in Iraq and Saudi Arabia. 

Prince Bandar stated: “As a nation that has suffered from terrorism, we strongly condemn terrorism and acts of violence.” Prince Bandar added: “The incitement contained in the tape has nothing to do with Islam. Violence in Iraq will not help the Iraqi people; it will only make their lives more difficult and their situation more dangerous. We look forward to the stabilization of Iraq and the establishment of a permanent government that can maintain the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq.” 

Saudi Arabia is vigilant in its efforts to prevent illegal crossing and arms smuggling through its borders.