No leniency for those undermining nation’s security

Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, chairs the Cabinet session at Al-Yamama Palace in Riyadh on Monday. — SPA

RIYADH — The Council of Ministers on Monday warned that the State will never show any leniency toward those who engage in any activities or practices that undermine the nation’s security and the safety of the people.

The weekly session of the Cabinet, chaired by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, at Al-Yamama Palace in Riyadh, warned that the State will deal firmly with those who trigger chaos or prevent security forces from performing their duties and responsibilities, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Adel Al-Turaifi, minister of culture and information, said in a statement to SPA following the session, that the Cabinet lauded the efforts of the security forces against those involved in terror activities.

The Cabinet renewed the Kingdom’s condemnation of the terrorist attacks that targeted a military hospital in Kabul and a military base in Mali.

Vowing full support to Afghanistan and Mali in eliminating the scourge of terrorism, the Cabinet offered condolences to bereaved family members of the victims of the attacks as well as to the governments and people of Afghanistan and Mali, and wished speedy recovery to the injured.

Al-Turaifi said the Cabinet hoped that the visit of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to Japan would bring about fruitful results in cementing the historic relations between the two countries.

The Cabinet also expressed hope that the visit of Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense, to the United States and his meeting with President Donald Trump and other US leaders would further deepen the strategic relations between the two nations in a way serving the interests of both countries.