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GCC, OIC Condemn Terrorist Attack in Bahrain | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Manama- Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Chief Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid al-Zayani condemned Tuesday the terrorist bombing that was carried out on Monday at al-Budaiya Street in Bahrain and injured a number of security men.

Zayani expressed his full confidence in the ability of Bahrain’s security apparatuses to uncover the details of this terrorist crime and the parties behind it, arrest the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

For his part, Secretary-General of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Yousef bin Ahmed al-Othaimeen expressed solidarity with the government of Bahrain in its response to all acts of terrorism aimed at destabilizing its security and stability, terrorizing innocent civilians and damaging public property.

Othaimeen emphasized the OIC’s principled and firm position, which strongly condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

An official source at the Saudi Foreign Ministry condemned the terrorist bombing in the Bahraini capital of Manama.

The source confirmed Saudi Arabia’s support for the sister Kingdom of Bahrain against these acts of terrorism aimed at destabilizing its security and stability and intimidating its people.

Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz called his Bahraini counterpart Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa to express Saudi Arabia’s full support for Bahrain regarding all measures it takes to protect its security and stability.

Prince Abdulaziz stressed “full cooperation between the security services in the two countries, based on their cohesion and their common destiny.”

UAE, Kuwait, Egypt and Yemen also condemned the terrorist attack in Bahrain and stressed their solidarity with Bahrain in facing violence and terrorism, calling on the international community to unite in the face of this serious scourge that threatens the security and stability of the world.

Bahrain’s Shura Council has expressed its strong condemnation and denunciation of Monday’s terrorist bombing that targeted and injured five on-duty policemen on Budaiya Street, wishing them a speedy recovery.

The Council said such terrorist acts will never weaken the government’s resolve or willpower to take pre-emptive measures against terrorists and outlaws, strife-mongers and to continue the implementation of its strategies and plans in combating terrorism and drying up its sources.

The Council reaffirmed that Bahrain, as the state of law and institutions, “will neither tolerate anyone who seeks to undermine its national interests or the interest of its citizens and residents nor compromise with anyone who plots to commit such acts that threaten the security and stability of our beloved kingdom.”

It lauded the role of the security agencies and their keenness on the provision of security and protection all over the Kingdom’s regions as well as ensuring the safety of various religious sermons.

The Council also voiced its full confidence in the capabilities and efficiency of the security agencies and their capacity to identify and apprehend the culprits and bring them to justice.