Saudi Arabia condemns Orlando shooting

Saudi Ambassador to the United States Abdullah Al-Saud said the kingdom stands with the American people and prays for the recovery of all those injured in the attack. (File: SPA)

Saudi Arabia strongly condemned on Monday a deadly mass shooting in Orlando, Florida which claimed the lives of 50 people a day earlier and left scores injured.

Saudi Ambassador to the United States Abdullah Al-Saud said in a statement: “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia condemns in the strongest terms the attack on innocent people in Orlando, Florida, and sends its deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims and to the people of the United States.”

Prince Abdullah said the kingdom stands with the American people and prays for the recovery of all those injured in the attack.

He also said Saudi Arabia is keen on working with the United States and the international community to put “an end to these senseless acts of violence and terror."

Sunday's attack, the worst mass shooting in modern US history, was carried out at Orlando's Pulse nightclub in Florida, left 50 dead.

The gunman behind the attack was 29-year-old Omar Mateen, a Muslim American of Afghan descent.

Investigations are carried to find on whether he had ties to or was inspired by Islamist extremism, after a source linked to the ISIS group claimed the attack.
 

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