(WASHINGTON, DC) – The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) once again issued an erroneous report about the Islamic Saudi Academy. The report contains mistranslated and misinterpreted texts, and references to textbooks that are no longer in use at the Academy.
The Islamic Saudi Academy has provided an excellent education for thousands of students in the greater Washington metropolitan area. Graduates of the Academy have been accepted at many top academic universities and colleges in the US.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz today sent the following message to President Pervez Musharraf, in connection with the murder of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto:
President Pervez Musharraf
Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Dear Mr. President,
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Saudi Arabia has extended a $100 million grant to Bangladesh to ease the suffering caused by the recent cyclone there. In addition to the grant, Saudi Arabia has airlifted urgent humanitarian aid into the country, including medical supplies, relief materials and foodstuffs. The Kingdom is the leading contributor in the global relief effort.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – The following statement was delivered today by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud Al-Faisal at the International Conference on Peace in the Middle East in Annapolis, MD:
Mr President, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen:
We are all here at the kind invitation of President Bush to reaffirm our total commitment to achieving a just, lasting and comprehensive peace in the Middle East.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz today brokered an agreement of reconciliation between Sudan and Chad. President Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan and President Idriss Deby of Chad signed the agreement at King Abdullah’s ranch in Janadriyah, outside Riyadh.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel Al-Jubeir today met with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the UN in New York to discuss the situation in Darfur and other regional issues.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Saudi Ambassador to the United States Prince Turki Al-Faisal today noted the findings of the Iraq Study Group and commended its co-chairs, James Baker III and Lee Hamilton, on their exhaustive work producing the report issued yesterday. Prince Turki added that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been monitoring the situation in Iraq, and restated the importance of maintaining Iraq’s stability and independence. The Kingdom has provided economic and humanitarian aid to the Iraqi people and continues to urge all parties in Iraq to overcome their differences.
(WASHINGTON, DC) - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has no evidence to support recent media reports that Osama bin Laden is dead. Information that has been reported otherwise is purely speculative and cannot be independently verified.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Yesterday, the United States Department of the Treasury designated to the United Nations 1267 Sanctions Committee the Philippine and Indonesian branch offices of the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO) and Mr. Abd Al Hamid Sulaiman Al-Mujil for facilitating fundraising for terrorist organizations. The IIRO is not a Saudi organization; it is a non-governmental, multinational organization based in the Kingdom with offices throughout the world.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, a Saudi delegation charged with establishing a field hospital to treat victims of the crisis in Lebanon arrived in Beirut.