King receives condolences
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has received cables of condolences from Arab leaders who also denounced the attack on a mosque in Al-Ahsa during the prayers on Friday.
Condemning the attack, Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah expressed full sympathy for the victims of the assault and said his country supports Saudi Arabia for all the measures it has taken to preserve its security.
“This terror act, which targeted innocent people, is incompatible with the principles of Islam and all human values,” he said.
In his cable to King Salman, Jordan’s King Abdallah condemned the attack and offered his sincere condolences to the families of the victims, the Saudi government and people and wished the injured a speedy recovery.
In a statement to SPA, the Qatari Foreign Ministry said, “This criminal act is contrary to all moral and human values and principles and the heavenly religions.”
He expressed his condolences to the victims and praised the ability of the Saudi security forces to foil such criminal acts and bring the criminals to justice.
Marzouq Al-Ghanim, president of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union and speaker of Kuwait’s National Assembly, said, “We strongly condemn this cowardly and criminal act which targeted innocent worshipers.”