Nayef: “Terrorism Remains a Threat for Saudi Arabia”

Gulf Times31.08.2011 KSA
Nayef: “Terrorism Remains a Threat for Saudi Arabia”

Nayef: “Terrorism Remains a Threat for Saudi Arabia”

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Saudi Interior Minister HH Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz said that terrorism remains a threat for the Kingdom and accused Iran of targeting it.

“We will continue to be a target for terrorists, who will continue attempting to attack us, supported by other parties,” Al Eqtissadiya newspaper quoted Prince Nayef as saying.

“Evil surrounds us from all sides,” he said, citing unrest in neighboring Iraq and Yemen, as well as “Iran and its targeting of the Kingdom.” He did not elaborate.

Saudi Arabia witnessed a wave of deadly attacks by Al Qaeda between 2003 and 2006, which prompted a security force crackdown on the local branch of the jihadist network founded by Saudi-born Osama bin Laden.
Al Qaeda remains very active in neighboring Yemen, where the Saudi and Yemeni franchises of Al Qaeda joined forces under the banner of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

A suicide bomber from the group blew himself up in August 2009 in an abortive attempt on the life of Prince Nayef’s son, Prince Mohamed, who leads the campaign against Islamist militants in the Kingdom.


Source: Gulf Times; Al Eqtissadiya



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