Crown Prince: "War on terror must continue with full force"
Thursday 27 July 2017
The war on terror and all those who support it and its funding must continue with full force," said the Crown Prince, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, in a telephone conversation with US Defense Secretary James Matisse.
"This talk between the Saudi and US officials reflects the seriousness of Saudi Arabia and the United States dealing with terrorist groups and demonstrates to the world the Saudi solidarity and its leaders in combating the phenomenon of terrorism and its financiers, and confirms the continued efforts to confront terrorists and terrorist organizations, he said.
In view of Saudi Arabia’s successful experience in fighting terrorism, it is a pioneering experience in tackling the roots of this deep scourge through security and intellectual efforts that have won international acclaim before being locally accepted. In the past few days, the French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Loudrian, when he met with Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir in Jeddah, paid tribute to Saudi Arabia’s role in the fight against terrorism.
"Saudi Arabia has demonstrated its leadership in the fight against terrorism, Combating terrorism and extremist ideology ". In the city of Cincinnati, Ohio, US President Donald Trump said: "Saudi Arabia is doing a great job, especially in the fight against terrorism and its financing. I thank the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz for Saudi Arabia’s initiative to eliminate the financing of terrorism." In this context, Saudi officials continue to remind the world at every local, regional and international occasion of the seriousness of the phenomenon of terrorism in destabilizing and stabilizing the security of States, showing their positive positions and their ability to combat terrorism, their success in drying up and supporting their sources of funding. This scourge has plagued societies. In a speech delivered by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz last Ramadan, he said: "Terrorism does not differentiate between right and wrong, does not take into account the debts, and does not respect the freedoms; it has exceeded the borders of states, penetrated its relations, The tolerant, the difference between father and son, and between families, and the splitting of groups."
In a speech at the G20 summit held in Antalya, Turkey, in 2015, he stressed the need for the international community to redouble its efforts to eradicate terrorism, calling it a "serious scourge" and a global disease with no nationality or religion. He called on the countries of the world to play their role in dealing with this painful phenomenon.
He said: The Kingdom has proposed the establishment of the International Center for Combating Terrorism under the umbrella of the United Nations and has contributed $ 110 million to it. We call on other countries to contribute to and support it to make it an international center for information exchange and terrorism research. With the international community to confront terrorism, security, intellectual and legal. And that Saudi Arabia is one of the countries that has given early to address the phenomenon of terrorism at the various levels and has taken serious steps in combating this phenomenon locally, regionally and internationally, and contributed effectively to address them in accordance with international regulations and customs and covenants.
Under the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, came one of the largest international and Islamic initiatives in 1437 AH in the fight against this scourge, the formation of the Arab-Islamic alliance to combat terrorism led by Saudi Arabia, and the establishment of a joint operations center in Riyadh; to coordinate and support military operations to combat terrorism and the development of Programs necessary to defeat its mechanisms. It is an important political and security step involving 41 Muslim countries with the aim of combating terrorism.