The Netherlands is investigating a shooting incident at the Saudi embassy

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The Netherlands is investigating a shooting incident at the Saudi embassy


Friday – 27 Rabi Al-Awal 1442 AH – 13 November 2020 AD Issue No. [
15326]


Dutch police forces near the embassy building (AB)

Riyadh: «Middle East»

The Dutch police are investigating an incident involving the Saudi embassy in The Hague yesterday, without causing any casualties.
Security measures were strengthened and forensic evidence was taken, at a time when the police demanded eyewitnesses to testify.
The Saudi embassy in the Netherlands reported that its headquarters had been hit by a cowardly shooting incident at dawn yesterday, Thursday, and embassy security officers informed the security authorities of the accident as soon as it occurred, and its location was cordoned off, the road leading to the embassy was closed, security measures were strengthened and criminal evidence was taken, and none of the mission’s employees suffered any injuries. ».
The embassy expressed the condemnation of the Saudi government for this attack, and thanked the Dutch authorities for their prompt response to direct the incident, looking forward to uncovering its circumstances, knowing its results, and bringing those standing behind it to justice, urging Saudi citizens in the Netherlands to raise the level of caution and caution, and not hesitate to communicate with the embassy. When you need help.
In turn, the Dutch police said, yesterday, Thursday, that they received a message at (5:00) in the morning local time stating that the headquarters of the Saudi embassy in The Hague had been shot at, and that the accident had not resulted in any casualties, indicating that it had begun an investigation into the incident.
The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation condemned the incident, calling for uncovering the circumstances of the incident, pursuing the aggressors and bringing them to justice.
From Cairo, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that its country condemns the shooting incident against the headquarters of the Saudi Embassy in The Hague. The ministry confirmed in a statement yesterday that it is following up the circumstances of this “cowardly” attack and trusts the measures taken by the Dutch authorities to uncover the perpetrators, stressing that it stands And its solidarity with Saudi Arabia in the measures it takes to preserve its security and the safety of its citizens everywhere.
The President of the Arab Parliament, Adel Al-Asoumi, condemned the incident, and called in a statement yesterday, to reveal the circumstances of the incident, pursue the aggressors and bring them to justice, stressing his complete stand and solidarity with the Kingdom in all measures it takes to protect its security and the safety of its citizens.
In a statement condemning the attack, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation affirmed that the UAE “expresses its strong condemnation of these criminal acts, and its permanent rejection of all forms of violence aimed at destabilizing security and stability and inconsistent with religious and humanitarian values ​​and principles.”
In turn, the official spokesperson for the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Dhaifallah Al-Fayez, affirmed his country’s strong condemnation and condemnation “of this cowardly act and targeting the innocent.” In a statement, “his confidence in the ability of the Dutch authorities to uncover the circumstances of the incident and pursue the aggressors and bring them to justice.”

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