Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Chairs Cabinet’s Session 3 Jeddah

The Cabinet praised the security forces for thwarting an imminent terrorist act on the 28th of the holy month of Ramadan to target the Grand Holy Mosque in Makkah and its visitors of Umrah performers and worshippers by a terrorist group stationed in three locations and the arrest of five members of the terrorist group, expressing strong denunciation of this terrorist plot which has violated all sanctities to target the holiest place on the earth, also condemning the terrorist attacks by explosive projectiles that targeted security patrols in Qatif Governorate which resulted in martyring two security men and injuring others. The Cabinet stressed that security authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are capable of confronting these criminal plans, eliminating their perpetrators, will deal strongly with all those who infringe on the stability of the homeland and the security of its citizens and hold accountable anyone who tries to tamper with the Kingdom’s safety and stability.

The Cabinet reviewed the joint statement issued by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Arab Republic of Egypt after receiving the Qatari reply from Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, renewing its thanks and appreciation to the Kuwaiti Emir for his endeavors and efforts to resolve the crisis with the Qatari government within the framework of his keenness on the unity of Gulf and Arab ranks, emphasizing the contents of the statement and that the people of Qatar are an essential part of the Gulf and Arab system, and that the measures taken by the four countries are directed at the Qatari government to correct its track seeking to break up the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for Arab States’ system, Arab and international security, destabilize the countries in the region and intervene in their affairs.

The Cabinet expressed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s strong condemnation of the terrorist bombings that took place in northern Sinai in the Arab Republic of Egypt and the terrorist attack on a camp for displaced people in Anbar province in Iraq, expressing its condolences to Egyptian and Iraqi governments, peoples and families of the victims, wishing a speedy recovery for the injured, reconfirming the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s solidarity and stand with the Republics of Egypt and Iraq and its firm positions against terrorism and extremism.

Source: Saudi Press Agency