Arab Gulf states set up anti-terror team
Interior ministers of the Arab Gulf states have agreed to establish a "working team" to fight against terrorism, the Saudi interior minister said in remarks carried by the SPA agency Monday.
"We have agreed after lengthy deliberations to activate the anti-terror agreement and to formulate a program of action to fight terrorism in the Gulf Arab states," Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz said. "We have agreed to set up a working team for this purpose ... and this will be completed within the next three months," the minister added.
Prince Nayef represented Saudi Arabia at last week's meeting of interior ministers of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) held in Muscat, Oman.
He condemned the attack on US marines in Kuwait last week in which one soldier was killed and another injured in addition to the killing of the two Kuwaiti assailants. "It hurts us to see the presence of al-Qaeda members in Kuwait or any other GCC or Arab state," Prince Nayef said, referring to the terror network headed by Osama bin Laden.
"We want these people to put the interests of their countries above all other considerations and learn from the failure (of al-Qaeda) which greatly harmed the Arab and Islamic nations," he made clear.
Riyadh was still awaiting information from Kuwait to "see if the cell there has any collaborators in the GCC states and Saudi Arabia," Prince Nayef said. (Albawaba.com)
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