Anyone threatening kingdom’s security would face Riyadh’s ‘iron fist’: Saudi Crown Prince

News Desk

A day after a grenade attack at a non-Muslim cemetery in the city of Jeddah, the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said that those who would endanger the kingdom’s security and stability would face Riyadh’s ‘iron fist’.

According to media reports, the Saudi Crown Prince has made these remarks while addressing the kingdom’s top advisory body, the Shura Council.

Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said that we will continue to hit with an iron fist against anyone who thinks of threatening our security and stability and we will continue to confront any extremist behavior and ideas.

The Prince further said that his country rejects any terrorist acts and is determined to confront extremism. He also praised the interior ministry and security forces reforms, launched back in 2017, which he said reduced the number of terrorist attacks in the kingdom to near zero.

It is to be mentioned here that yesterday several people were injured in a grenade attack on a Remembrance Day ceremony, which was held at a non-Muslim cemetery in the Red Sea city of Jeddah.

The attack was claimed by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorist group but did not provide any evidence it was actually behind it.

The ceremony was attended by foreign diplomats from France, the United Kingdom (UK), the United States (US), Italy and Greece. The attack came almost two weeks after a guard at the French consulate in Jeddah was assaulted with a knife.