Saudi embassy says reports of UK terrorism links ‘categorically false’

The embassy said that accusations that Saudi Arabia had radicalized “...individuals are baseless and lack credible evidence”. (Reuters)

The Saudi embassy in London said on Wednesday that claims that link the kingdom to extremism in the UK are “categorically false”.

In a statement carried by the BBC, the embassy said that recent accusations that Saudi Arabia had radicalized “a small number of individuals are baseless and lack credible evidence”. It said that Saudi Arabia has itself been targeted in numerous attacks by ISIS and al-Qaeda.

“We do not and will not condone the actions or ideology of violent extremism and we will not rest until these deviants and their organizations are destroyed,” the statement added.

A Henry Jackson Society report claimed there was a “clear and growing link” between Islamist organizations in receipt of overseas funds, hate preachers and Jihadist groups promoting violence. It called for a public inquiry into the role of Gulf nations including Saudi Arabia.
 

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