(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.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – The telethon ordered by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz to raise funds to aid Lebanon has collected over SR 100 million [$26.7 million] as of midnight local time. This excludes in-kind contributions from Saudi citizens and companies.
Prince Turki to tour New Orleans' devastated Nineth Ward to review progress and assesses future needs.
(NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA) - Today, Saudi Ambassador to the United States Prince Turki Al-Faisal toured New Orleans’ Ninth Ward to review progress made in rebuilding the city and to assess future needs of areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
(SHARM EL-SHEIKH, EGYPT) – The following statement was issued today by Saudi Ambassador Prince Turki Al-Faisal in response to an editorial by Nina Shea, Director of the Center for Religious Freedom at Freedom House, published in The Washington Post on May 21, 2006:
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud Al-Faisal met with President George W. Bush at the White House to discuss bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and the United States. Yesterday, Prince Saud and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice co-chaired the second session of the Saudi-U.S. Committee for Strategic Dialogue.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Saudi Ambassador to the United States Prince Turki Al-Faisal today rebuked Osama bin Laden’s latest message and called for increased international cooperation concerning oil prices during a speech at the School of Public and International Affairs at Columbia University in New York City.
In reference to bin Laden’s recent taped message, Prince Turki remarked: “Osama bin Laden does not speak for Muslims. He does not represent Islam. His religion is extremism, and his practice is terror. He leads a cult that is a perversion of a benevolent and peaceful faith.”
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Saudi Ambassador to the United States Prince Turki Al-Faisal has embarked on a tour throughout the U.S. to listen to and address Americans’ questions about Saudi Arabia and its place in the global community. Prince Turki will next be in Manhattan, Kansas on April 4 and 5 to meet with members of the Kansas State University Saudi Club, as well as local academic and community leaders.