2003 Public Statement
 

02/25/2003
Arrests in war on terror
The dialogue below was released on February 25, 2003, for general distribution, and has been widely broadcast.

Narrator:       SINCE SEPTEMBER 11, SAUDI ARABIA HAS QUESTIONED MORE THAN 2,000 INDIVIDUALS, MADE MORE THAN 250 ARRESTS AND RECENTLY REPORTED THAT 90 AL-QAEDA SUSPECTS HAVE BEEN SENT TO COURTS TO STAND TRIAL.

NAIL AL-JUBEIR, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION FOR THE ROYAL EMBASSY OF SAUDI ARABIA SAYS:

Nail:             “We have been diligent in our pursuit of terrorist suspects, and our commitment to punishing them to the fullest extent of the law is unwavering. Those that have committed crimes will have to suffer the consequences of their acts.” 

Narrator:       THIS DEMONSTRATES THE COMMITMENT STATED BY THE SAUDI FOREIGN MINISTER, PRINCE SAUD AL-FAISAL, THAT SAUDI ARABIA WILL DO EVERYTHING IN ITS POWER TO FIGHT TERRORISM.  THE FOREIGN MINISTER HAS SAID, “SAUDI ARABIA ITSELF HAS SUFFERED FROM TERRORISM AND KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT IT MEANS.”  I’M CORRESPONDENT RISE JILL MILLER REPORTING.

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