Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chairs a cabinet session. (SPA)

July 24, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s cabinet hailed on Monday the security agencies’ efforts in countering terrorism and cracking down on fugitives, affirming that they will continue to pursue anyone seeking to harm the kingdom, reported the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

It revealed after a meeting chaired by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz that the security agencies killed three terror suspects in the town of al-Sayhat in al-Qatif province.

A number of weapons and explosives were found in their possession, said Information Minister Awwadh bin Saleh al-Awwadh, according to SPA.

The cabinet also reiterated Saudi Arabia’s “complete support” for the measures taken by Kuwait against the country’s Iranian diplomatic mission in wake of the verdict against the al-Abdali terrorist cell, added SPA.

The cell’s operatives were backed by Iran.

The cabinet, which convened at al-Salam Palace in Jeddah, also assessed King Salman’s talks with various officials who visited the kingdom, including Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. They also reviewed the telephone call he made to Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon.

The cabinet then discussed a number of local Saudi issues, as well as regional, Arab and international developments.

On the local level, the cabinet stressed that Saudi Arabia is keen on human development, renewing its commitment to national sustainable development. It also looks forward to cooperating with the United Nations and other strategic partners in order to achieve these goals on the local, regional and international levels.

It also hailed the International Monetary Fund report on the Saudi economy and the progress the Kingdom has made in implementing Saudi Vision 2030.

On the regional level, the cabinet highlighted the importance of the statement issued by the emergency meeting of the permanent representatives of the Arab League regarding the latest Israeli violations in Jerusalem and the al-Aqsa Compound. Riyadh condemned the measures taken by the Israeli authorities at the Compound and its closure to worshippers.

It therefore urged the international community to assume its responsibilities towards the Israeli violations against the Palestinian people.

Asharq Al-Awsat

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