King Abdullah sends cable of condolences to President of Russia

January 25, 2011

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Sultan sent cables of condolences today to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in the wake of yesterday’s terrorist attack against Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. They condemned the attack, which killed and injured dozens of innocent people, and expressed their deep condolences and sincere sympathy to the President, the families of the victims and the people of Russia. The criminal act was also condemned in the strongest terms today by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Arab League (AL).

Meanwhile, OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu expressed his strong condemnation of the bombings that targeted several convoys east of Karbala, killing dozens of people and wounding innocent Iraqi citizens. In a statement issued in Jeddah this morning, he stressed the OIC’s outrage over the continuation of terrorist attacks, which killed at least 159 Iraqis in a matter of one week. He appealed to Iraqis of all sects and walks of life to adhere to the OIC-sponsored 2006 Makkah Document, which contained an accord between Sunni and Shi’ite clerics and scholars in Iraq to renounce violence and extremism. The OIC Secretary General urged the Iraqi people to come together and work to maintain unity and to address the heinous terrorist acts threatening the security and stability of their country.

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