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King Salman and Crown Prince express condemnation of New York terror attack

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King Salman bin Abdulaziz sent a cable of condolences on Wednesday to the US President Donald Trump on the truck-ramming attack in New York resulting in casualties and injuries.

"We have been aware of the truck-ramming attack in New York resulting in casualties and injuries. We strongly condemn this terrorist act and express our condolences to your Excellency, families of the victims and the people of the United States of America on behalf of the people and the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We reiterate the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's firm stance rejecting terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, stressing the importance of international efforts to confront it," King Salman said.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, has also sent a cable of condolences to President Donald Trump on the New York attack.

In his cable, the Crown Prince expressed his strong condemnation to this heinous act which is condemned by all religions and norms. “I express my deep condolences to your Excellency, families of the victims and the friendly people of the United States of America," he added