Foreign minister call for "effective cooperation" in the fight against terrorism
Saudi Arabia urged the international community to strengthen its cooperation in combating terrorism after a plot to ship bombs to the US was prevented.
The latest success in halting “many terrorist attacks” confirmed “effective cooperation” in the fight against terrorism, Prince Saud al Faisal, the kingdom’s foreign minister, said today in a press conference. This will “prompt us to strengthen it, especially in exchange of information among countries.”
The Obama administration said October 29 that Saudi Arabia helped uncover a plot last month to ship packages of explosives to the US from Yemen.
US, European and Yemeni investigators are working to uncover more details of a terrorist plot that revolved around two bombs concealed in printer cartridges found in packages that originated in Yemen.
The world’s largest oil supplier cracked down on al Qaeda in 2004 after militants struck an oil installation and stormed a housing complex in the city of al Khobar, killing 22 foreign workers.
Saudi al Qaeda fighters fled across the 1,500 kilometer (930-mile) border to Yemen to escape the crackdown on militants.