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Saudi cabinet: Terror attacks contrary to all Islamic principles

The Saudi council of Ministers desbribe all recent terror attacks in Kuwait, Tunisia and France as contrary to Islamic values

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Condemning the recent terror attacks in Kuwait, Tunisia and France and the bombing that killed Egyptian attorney general, the Saudi Council of Ministers described the events as contrary to all Islamic values and principles.

It also reaffirmed Kingdom's condemnation and denunciation of all forms of violence and terrorism, and its solidarity and stand with sisterly and friendly countries in confronting terrorist acts to maintain their security and stability.

The Cabinet meeting, presided over by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, also sent condolences to the people of Kuwait over the death of dozens of people in the suicide bomb attack on a mosque on Friday.

Similarly, the Cabinet sympathized with the people of Tunisia where many innocent lives were lost in the terror attack on a hotel in the city of Sousse.

Likewise, the Cabinet condoled deaths in attack on the French city of Lyon. It also expressed its deep sympathies with the people of Egypt and the family of chief prosecutor Hisham Barakat who was killed in a car blast on Monday.

Dr. Adel Bin Zaid Al-Turaifi, minister of culture and information, said the King briefed the cabinet on the contents of his phone call with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev, and his meeting with Dr. Abdul Latif Bin Rashid Al-Zayani, secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

The Cabinet expressed the Kingdom's condemnation of the continuing acts of violence, discourse of hatred, incitement and racial discrimination against the Muslim community in Myanmar, stressing that the humanitarian tragedy being experienced by Rohingya Muslims and their exposure to acts of murder, rape, forced eviction, ethnic cleansing campaigns, non-recognition of them as citizens, restriction of their free movement and preventing them from the most basic human rights, including food and health care, require urgent action from the international community. The Cabinet said the government of Myanmar must adopt a transparent and comprehensive policy to stop all practices of persecution and deportation, and to speed up the recognition of Rohingya Muslims without any discrimination or ethnic classification.

The Cabinet was briefed on the results of the recent visit to France by Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense. Several agreements, contracts and memorandums of understanding in the areas of scientific, technical and industrial investment, and cooperation in the peaceful fields of the nuclear energy uses were signed during the visit.

These agreements, the Cabinet said, highlight deep relations between the two countries and the common desire to strengthen their cooperation in all fields to achieve further benefit for both countries and their peoples and enhance security and stability in the region and the world.

The Cabinet expressed its thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for patronizing the foundation stone ceremony for Makkah Khair charitable investment project of the Disabled Children's Association.