Saudi Arabia strongly condemns Paris terrorist attack


RIYADH — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed the Kingdom’s strong condemnation of the terrorist attack that took place in a suburb of the French capital Paris, and claimed the life of a French citizen.

The Ministry expressed the Kingdom's solidarity with the French people, while offering condolences and sympathy to the victim's family, the French government and its people.

The Ministry affirmed the Kingdom's position of rejecting violence, extremism and terrorism in all its forms, manifestations and motives, renewing its call to respect religious symbols and to refrain from stirring hatred by insulting religion.

Meanwhile, the Secretariat General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned on Saturday the terrorist-stabbing incident that led to the death of a French citizen, in Parisian suburb.

Offering condolences to the family of the victim, the secretariat general reasserted its unwavering stance, rejecting the phenomenon of exaggeration, extremism and terrorism, in all forms and manifestations, regardless of their reasons or motives. — SG