Saudi Ambassador Addresses Countering Violent Extremism
April 06, 2016
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Saudi Ambassador to the United States Abdullah Al-Saud discussed “Evolving Responses to Confronting Extremism” today during the Countering Violent Extremism Symposium being held in Washington, D.C.
During a Q&A session with Warren Strobel, US foreign policy and national security editor for Reuters, Ambassador Al-Saud addressed the Kingdom’s counterterrorism efforts and the challenges of violent extremism.
Saudi Arabia has been a frequent target of terrorism. As home of the Two Holy Mosques of Islam, in Makkah and Madinah, Saudi Arabia stands as a target of extremists and terrorists who aim to subvert the country’s faith. Saudi government officials and religious scholars have repeatedly condemned terrorist acts and the underlying mindset that supports terrorism.