Saudi interior minister: some states sponsor terrorism to target kingdom

Prince Mohammad bin Naif said there were terrorist groups that are proxies “of states and regimes”

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Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Interior Minister Mohammad bin Naif bin Abdulaziz on Tuesday accused unnamed states of sponsoring terrorist groups to target Saudi Arabia.

Prince bin Naif, who is also Second Deputy Premier, made the statements during 32nd Meeting of the Arab Interior Ministers Council in Algeria.


He said there were terrorist groups that are proxies “of states and regimes that use their potentials to undermine our security and stability and the continuity of our existence,” Al Arabiya News Channel reported.

Addressing Arab foreign ministers, Prince bin Naif said: “You know that the security of our countries is an integral part and we seek to protect the gains and the blood of the [Arab] nations.”

He said: “previous efforts to expose the danger of terrorism on our countries and the countries of the world were successful in preparing an Arab strategy to confront terrorism.”

“The challenges to our security are many and require resolute and clever confrontation of the criminal act , a confrontation that exposes the falsity of the claims and banners and safeguards our [Arab] nations' youth from the deception of misguided organizations,” he added.

محمد بن نايف
محمد بن نايف

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