Saudi welcomes US findings on Florida naval base shooting

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Read: 643     16:56     20 May 2020    

Saudi Arabia has vowed that terrorists will never win after it was revealed the Saudi military student who killed three Americans at a US naval base in December had longstanding ties to al-Qaeda.


The kingdom welcomed the announcement by authorities in the US, who had recovered intelligence from the mobile phones of the gunman, who carried out the attack at Pensacola, Florida, last year.

A statement from the Saudi Embassy said: “We will never let the terrorists win, or allow their acts of hatred to divide us.”

Attorney General William P. Barr and FBI director Christopher Wray stressed that Saudi Arabia has fully cooperated with US law enforcement on the investigation, and will continue to provide full support to the American counterparts, the statement said.

According to the embassy, around 28,000 Saudis have gone through military training in the US and have gone on to fight shoulder-to-shoulder with American troops.

“Our close intelligence and counterterrorism cooperation has saved lives in the United States, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere, and undoubtedly made the world a safer place,” the statement read.

However, it added that all countries must continue to be on their guard against attacks of terror.

“As this attack tragically reminds us, the extremists and terrorists that threaten both our nations will not stop in their efforts to target innocent people.

“At this very moment, AI-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the ISIS (Daesh) and other extremist groups are trying to use the extraordinary challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic to elevate their profiles, spread their hateful propaganda and mobilize new global threats.

“We must stay on guard and never let up in our efforts to defeat terrorism.”

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Saudi welcomes US findings on Florida naval base shooting

2020/05/1589978531.jpg
Read: 644     16:56     20 May 2020    

Saudi Arabia has vowed that terrorists will never win after it was revealed the Saudi military student who killed three Americans at a US naval base in December had longstanding ties to al-Qaeda.


The kingdom welcomed the announcement by authorities in the US, who had recovered intelligence from the mobile phones of the gunman, who carried out the attack at Pensacola, Florida, last year.

A statement from the Saudi Embassy said: “We will never let the terrorists win, or allow their acts of hatred to divide us.”

Attorney General William P. Barr and FBI director Christopher Wray stressed that Saudi Arabia has fully cooperated with US law enforcement on the investigation, and will continue to provide full support to the American counterparts, the statement said.

According to the embassy, around 28,000 Saudis have gone through military training in the US and have gone on to fight shoulder-to-shoulder with American troops.

“Our close intelligence and counterterrorism cooperation has saved lives in the United States, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere, and undoubtedly made the world a safer place,” the statement read.

However, it added that all countries must continue to be on their guard against attacks of terror.

“As this attack tragically reminds us, the extremists and terrorists that threaten both our nations will not stop in their efforts to target innocent people.

“At this very moment, AI-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the ISIS (Daesh) and other extremist groups are trying to use the extraordinary challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic to elevate their profiles, spread their hateful propaganda and mobilize new global threats.

“We must stay on guard and never let up in our efforts to defeat terrorism.”

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