|July 1, 2005|
THE MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR: THE SUSPECTS IN THE OLD LIST AND THE NEW SUSPECTS BELONG TO THE SAME ORGANIZATION DESPITE SOME DIFFERENCE IN THEIR EXECUTIVE FORMS.
A LIST OF 36 WANTED IN TERRORIST ACTIVITIES.
THE SPEECH OF SAUDI ARABIA AT THE OIC FOREIGN MINISTERS CONFERENCE IN YEMEN.
Prince Naif Ibn Abdul Aziz, the Interior Minister, has affirmed that the new list of wanted terror-suspects came as a result of the intensive efforts made by the security men to follow the roles of all participants in terrorists' activities.
He made these remarks at a press conference after the graduation ceremony of Arab Naif University for security sciences.
In reply to a question about the suspects who are abroad, he said "there is cooperation with many countries, especially Arab countries and a number of detainees were exchanged with other countries."
With regard to the border dispute with The United Arab Emirates, Prince Naif stressed that Saudis and Emiratis are working as one team to solve some issues remaining in the agreement signed in 1974 and that he does not know the objectives of those who are saying false things.
He added "I hope that the media look for the truth in its reports and respect the public opinion."
Answering a question about the causeway between Qatar and the UAE, Prince Naif said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia might have presented a note of protest to the two countries because the bridge will pass through the Saudi regional water.
Prince Naif pointed out that the suspects in the old 26-person-list and the new suspects belong to the same organization despite some of their executive forms are different.
In response to a question that some of the wanted terrorists are in Iraq, he said that we have no information about their location and also if they are alive or not.
Asked to comment if the Interior Ministry will announce that some countries or international bodies are standing behind the deviant group, he pointed out that the officials in the Kingdom is not habituated to speak randomly and if there is something, it should be proved by evidences.
Commenting on the UAE's demand of the complete sovereignty of regional water, Prince Naif said that our Emirati brothers know that the Kingdom has its regional water which is proved by Saudi territories and the agreement.
On prospects of banning foreign-travel for Saudi youth under the age group of 25 years old, he pointed out that we should not loose the trust in our young people.
As regards the security cooperation with Iran, Syria, Iraq and Yemen, Prince Naif said that the cooperation with Yemen is excellent and with Syria it is very good and the cooperation with Iran will be enhanced after meeting with Dr. Rawhani. "Moreover, Saudi Arabia is ready to cooperate with Iraq but there are no channels of cooperation as desired."
Asked to comment about the way of suing the terrorists, he said that it will be just, clear and complete since it is based on the Islamic law.
Prince Naif noted that the suspects in the new list may not be the most dangerous and there could by more dangerous individuals who have not been identified so far.
Asked to comment on what has been raised by the U.S. Secretary of State during her recent visit to the Kingdom about some detainees in the Kingdom and her call to release them, Prince Naif replied that this an internal affair and no one has the right to talk about this.
"We have not said that the terror acts are over. However, the possibility of crimes still stands, but 90 percent of these acts were nabbed by security forces," Prince Naif added.
Prince Naif stressed that the Kingdom is not sure that the wanted suspect, Abdullah Al-Rushood, was killed in Iraq and also does not know about his relations with Al-Qaeda.
He affirmed that the quickness of covering those who killed the security man in Makkah shows the capability of Saudi forces and the high-technology used.
Asked to comment if there is relation between the deviant group and the "Muslim Ikhwan" group, Prince Naif said that it is known that the godfather of this work is Abdullah Azzam who was in Egypt and Pakistan and Al-Dhwahri belongs to this group, this is what we have information about, and we can not talk about other things as they are not proved.
Prince Naif Ibn Abdul Aziz, the Minister of Interior stressed that the viewpoints of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been identical on the matters discussed during his visit to the UAE.
In an arrival statement in Riyadh, he replied to a question on a final border agreement between the Kingdom and the UAE saying that an agreement has been signed with the UAE since 1974, there are some matters that will be completed and a meeting will be held in Riyadh soon with the head of UAE side to complete these matters.
On the movement between the two countries with a card, Prince Naif said that for us, the topic has been completed, but with regard to the UAE, it is about to be completed.
Calling on the press to inquire about facts and get their information from reliable sources, Prince Naif noted that he read Al-Hayat Newspaper. It is supposed that this paper is respected and tells the truth, but what it has written is completely incorrect and has not been discussed, he added.
Commenting on a report that the United States has no intention to free any prisoners from Guantanamo, he said that we have not been informed of this yet and added that U.S. authorities have promised us to hand the Saudis and we have been pursuing this matter.
Prince Naif Ibn Abdul Aziz, Minister of the Interior and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Naif Arab University for Security Sciences had patronized the graduation ceremony of a batch of postgraduates studies and batches of the training and girls colleges.
Prince Naif was received by the director of the University Dr Abdul Aziz Ibn Saqr Al Ghamdi and the Assistant Director Dr Gama'an Ibn Rashid Abal Raqoosh.
Prince Naif launched the site of the university on the Internet and delivered a speech in which he said that security is the base of for the development and stability of societies.
Prince Naif went on to say that the achievements realized in the field of security sciences are a prove that science is important in the field of security. Prince Naif Ibn Abdul Aziz also talked about the importance of the university and the role it plays in the field of security
On the other hand the Ministry of Interior issued a new list of wanted terrorist suspects, calling on them to surrender or face justice and calling on the public to provide information that lead to their arrest.
A statement issued by the Ministry said the security concerned authorities have unearthed plans and plots of deviated group classifying them as tools used to defame Islam, tamper the security of this sacred country and violate the sanctity of innocent people based on false claims and deviating thoughts.
Such behavior has sent the deviating group victims of their criminal acts and made their hideouts come out known one after another, giving the security authorities a chance to obtain important information about those who are indirectly and relatively involved in terrorist incidents which took place in the city of Riyadh on 11/3/1424 H. (more than two years ago), the statement said.
The statement said national interest necessitates bringing them to justice at the earliest to verify the position of each of them, bearing in mind that their first of kin have already been notified that they are wanted by the security authorities.
The statement also warned the public from covering them, giving a last chance for those on the list to repent, surrender and explain their positions and consequently evade strict punishment for criminal and security accusations, including taking part in terrorist acts.
The Ministry also calls on whoever obtains information about any of the wanted or about the remaining fugitives whose names were previously made public, to prompt reporting what he has to the following contact number: 990 or the nearest security authority, and become eligible for the announced financial rewards of SR1million for whoever provides information leading to the arrest of any of the wanted. This prize increases to SR 5 million if more than one fugitive were arrested and to SR 7 million in case it led to stopping a terrorist operation.
Following are names of and some information about the wanted:
Firstly: Those who were involved in domestic incidents and are currently at large in the Kingdom:
1. Younis Mohammed Ibrahim Alhayari, a 36-year-old Moroccan who entered the country on a Hajj visa in 1421 H., then overstayed and is currently hiding with his spouse and daughter in the city of Riyadh where he was last detected in the Eastern parts of the city.
2. Fahd Farraj Mohammed Aljuwair, a 35-year-old Saudi national who was born in Alzulfi and was previously living in Riyadh.
3. Zaid Saad Zaid Alsammari, a 31-year-old Saudi who was previously residing in Alkharj Province.
4. Abdulrahman Salih Abdulrahman Almit'eb, a 26-year-old Saudi who was born and living in Alzulfi Province.
5. Salih Mansour Mohsin Alfiraidi Alharbi, a 22-year-old Saudi who was previously living in the city of Buraidah, Alqassim Region.
6. Sultan Salih Hosan Alhasri, a 26-year-old Saudi who was previously residing in Almadinah Almunawarah.
7. Mohammed Abdulrahman Alsuwailmi, a 23-year-old Saudi who was previously residing in the city of Riyadh. He well uses computers and deals with the Internet. Last time he was detected in Alkharj province.
8. Mohammed Salih Mohammed Alghaith, a 23-year-old Saudi who was previously residing in Riyadh.
9. Abdullah Abdulaziz Ibrahim Altuwaijri, a 21-year-old Saudi who was previously residing in the city of Buraidah, Alqassim region.
10. Mohammed Saeed Mohammed Al Siyam Alamri, a 25-year-old Saudi who was previously residing in Almadinah Amunawarah.
11. Ibrahim Abdullah Ibrahim Almateer, a 21-year-old Saudi who was born in Alzulfi where he was living. Last he was detected in Alkharj province.
12.Waleed Mutlaq Salim Alraddadi, a 21-year-old Saudi who was previously residing in Almadinah Amunawarah. Last he was detected in Alkharj province.
13. Naif Farhan Jalal Aljihaishi Alshammari, a 24-year-old Saudi who was previously residing in Hafr Albaten Province.
14. Majed Hamid Abdullah Alhasiri, a 29-year-old Saudi who was previously residing in Riyadh.
15. Abdullah Mohayya Shalash Alsilaiti Alshammari, a 24-year-old Saudi who was previously residing in Hail city.
Secondly: Those who were involved in domestic incidents and our information say they are currently outside the Kingdom:
1. Noor Mohammed Musa, a 21-year-old Chadian national.
2. Manoor Mohammed Yousef, a 24-year-old Chadian national.
3. Othman Mohammed Hasan Korati, a 23-year-old Chadian national.
4. Mohsen Ayed Fadhel Alfadhli, a 25-year-old Kuwaiti national.
5. Abdullah Wild Mohammed Sayyed, a 37-year-old Mauritanian national.
6. Zaid Hasan Mohammed Hameed, a34-year-old Yemeni.
7. Fahd Salih Rizqallah Almohayyani, a 24-year-old Saudi national.
8. Adnan Abdullah Faris Alamri Alshareef, a 28-year-old Saudi national.
9. Marzooq Faisal Marzooq Alotaibi, a 32-year-old Saudi national.
10. Adel Abdullatif Ibrahim Alsaneea', a 27-year-old Saudi national.
11. Mohammed Abdulrahman Mohammed Aldeet, a 21-year-old Saudi national.
12. Sultan Sinaitan Mohammed Aldeet, a 24-year-old Saudi national.
13. Salih Saeed Al Bitaih Alghamdi, a 40-year-old Saudi national.
14. Fayez Ibrahim Omer Ayyoub, a 30-year-old Saudi national.
15. Khalid Mohammed Abbas Alharbi, a 29-year-old Saudi national.
16. Mohammed Othman Mufreh Alzahrani, a 44-year-old Saudi national.
17. Abdullah Mohammed Salih Alramyan, a 27-year-old Saudi national.
18. Mohammed Salih Sulaiman Alrushoodi, a 24-year-old Saudi national.
19. Saad Mohammed Mubarak Aljubairi Alshihri, a 31-year-old Saudi national.
20. Ali Mater Ibrahim Alosaimi, a 23-year-old Saudi national.
21. Faris Abdullah Salim Aldhahiri Alharbi, a 22-year-old Saudi national.
The Ministry urges those on the list to surrender and accordingly receive lenient treatment if they do so.
In London Prince Turki Al-Faisal, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Kingdom and Ireland, underscored the importance of searching for the motives behind the acts of terror, confirming that that by no means isn't a call to forge an understanding of what they commit but instead a circulation of an agreeable definition of terrorism that it is any action targeting civilians and innocents.
Addressing a meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels under the title "Building of Peace and Fragmenting Terrorism", organized by an alliance of European liberals and democrats in the European Parliament, Prince Turki said the paper representing his group at the conference adopted a definition of terrorism which was approved by an anti-terrorism conference held in Riyadh last February.
He recalled that Riyadh conference confirmed that whatever terrorists say to justify their actions is unacceptable and should be condemned without reservations.
He said Islamic countries might be sensitive towards criticism that they should make some reforms, including their address towards other cultures and civilizations.
Prince Turki gave a summary of the efforts exerted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to fight terrorism locally and internationally, citing a call by Crown Prince Abdullah Ibn Abdul Aziz, the Deputy Premier and Commander of the National Guard, to set up an international center for combating terrorism to be based in Riyadh.
Prince Turki also dealt with the definition of state terrorism, noting that it is an important issue which found its way to the debate in the United Nations General Assembly without getting a concerted concept.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has stressed that the activation of the role of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) depends heavily on the support of its member states.
In an address, on behalf of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, delivered at the 32nd session of the OIC foreign ministers, Assistant Foreign Minister and the Head of Saudi delegation to the session Nizar Bin Obaid Madani said that Crown Prince Abdullah Ibn Abdul Aziz, the Deputy Premier and Commander of the National Guard, had been fully aware of what is afflicting the Muslim nation. "As such, the Crown Prince has convened a summit for Muslim leaders in Makkah, the holiest place on the earth, to discuss challenges and urgent issues."
He added that the Palestinian people still suffers from the Israeli violation of international treaties and Muslims should now stand with Palestinian to establish their independent state with Al-Quds as its capital.
"We are following with concern the sufferance of the Iraqi people and we hope that the peace process will complete according to the scheduled dates in Security Council's resolution 1564," Madani added.
On the other hand, he also talked about the Kingdom's efforts in combating terrorism, mentioning that Saudi Arabia hosted an international conference on combating terrorism.
He pointed out that the reforms in the United Nations and the expansion of Security Council's members are important issues.
"In the light of its awareness about the importance of economic and commercial cooperation between the Muslim countries, Saudi Arabia supported more than 73 developed countries, most of them are Muslim countries," he said.
Fight against terrorism, representation of the Islamic world at the United Nations Security Council, intra-OIC cooperation in human rights, role of women, situation of youth, environment, and sustained development, were the highlights of the discussion during the 32nd session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (ICFM) that opens in Sanaa, Yemen.
"The three-day conference acquires particular importance in view of the current political circumstances, the situation in the Arab-Islamic region, and the various challenges of the new era," Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary-General of the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), said in a press statement.
The secretary-general, who would be submitting a report on the OIC's reform program to energize the organization and make it more efficient so as to better promote joint Islamic action, and boost Islamic solidarity, explained that the ICFM was also significant as it would discuss a wide range of issues.
He said the ICFM was a principal OIC organ, second only to the Islamic Summit, and convenes in an ordinary session on an annual basis to consider ways of implementing the organization's general policy, adopt resolutions on the mater in accordance with OIC's goals and objectives, and approve the annual budgets of the general secretariat and subsidiary organs.
He said the agenda includes more than 80 items addressing important issues such as Palestine and the Arab-Israeli conflict, with particular focus on Al-Quds Al-Sharif and the current status of the peace process in the Middle East, Muslim representation in the Security Council and the increasing importance of the Islamic nations in the international arena. "Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan and Cyprus, in addition to Kashmir, the peace process between India and Pakistan, and the problem of the refugees in the Islamic world will also figure at the meeting."
The Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) had began in Sana'a.
56 member countries of the organization in addition to representatives of regional and international organizations discussed challenges facing the Islamic nation such as terrorism and violations against human rights, the image of Islam to the outside world, and Islamic communities in non-Muslim countries.
The three-day conference focused on Islamic, financial, social, political, economic, and technological issues as well as activities of the organization's committees to be approved in the first session of the conference.
Foreign minister Abu Bakr Al-Qirbi said the conference comes at a time when all Muslims realize the need for the organization to be prominent over current issues.
Suggestions for reform even at the regional or Islamic level will be put forward to improve ties between member countries and coordinate positions on United Nations reform and establish ties with other cultures, Al-Qirbi added.
Yemen's Prime Minister Abdul-Qader Bajammal urged the Islamic countries to work together to reform the United Nations organization.
Opening the conference of Islamic foreign ministers, Bajammal, said: "We have to play an active role in reforming the United Nations and seek membership to achieve a global balance."
He hoped the conference would create a political incentive for the Organization of Islamic Conference to amend its charter and carry out reform plans.
Bajammal said that the key challenges facing the Ummah were the violations of human rights Palestine, Iraq, Somalia, Afghanistan and other world countries.
"These violations prompt us to stand in support of justice, security, stability and reject all forms of violence, tyranny, discrimination and oppression committed by powers of military, political, and economic hegemony," he said.
Bajammal highlighted what the people of Yemen have achieved saying that Yemen "has set a pattern" for other Islamic nations.
He urged a pan-Islamic partnership in economic and development fields for achieving security, stability and social peace.
Turning to the issue of terrorism, Bajammal said: "We in Yemen have suffered from acts of terrorism, but we have made great progress it."
He said the smear campaigns against Islam reflected the intellectual backwardness of those who claim to be the civilized part of the world. "It is imperative to hold sympathetic talks with those people to acquaint them with the principles and ethos of Islam." It was "shameful" of some people to claim their intellectual superiority over others.
The premier said Yemen pursues a dogged policy of poverty reduction and realizes how much more effective that is in tackling political, economic, and social problems.
In their 32nd conference, the Islamic countries' ministers of foreign affairs agreed that Prime Minister Abdul-Qader Bajammal would initiate dialogue with others and familiarize them with values of Islam and morals. They also vehemently rejected accusations that Islam represented extremism, violence and terrorism, saying such claims reveal the intellectual backwardness of those who espouse them.
The PM called for an end to all kinds of oppression, hostility, discrimination, and inhumane acts as well as dehumanization practices by the countries with powerful economies, military and political roles.
Bajammal appealed to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to make reforms to modernize its joint work and decision-making processes.
He described poverty as, "a fertile environment for social conflict, extremism, and everything that goes against human and national tenets."
Abdullah Ghol, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Turkey, opened the meeting by transferring the conference leadership to Yemen and highlighting the challenges faced by the Islamic nation, especially in Palestine, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He said that the Palestinian cause was still a major priority in the OIC agenda.
Hamid Al-Bar, Minister of Foreign Affairs in Malaysia, said that double standards should be avoided and demanded the organization not to overlook important demands especially those related to reforms. He singled out the Arab-Israeli conflict, reminding participants of the program he presented in Kuala Lumpur that dealt with solutions to improve economic conditions in the Islamic countries.
President Ali Abdullah Saleh renewed his call to the wealthy Islamic countries and to help the poor nations to overcome poverty and face current challenges that would contribute to fighting terrorism and economic inequality. He said he hoped that the conference would produce plans for obtaining a permanent seat on the security council for Islamic countries.
He condemned terrorism on behalf of all the Islamic countries and hoped to see international institutions avoid double standards in their decisions, calling for reform of the United Nations to guarantee peace and justice for all humanity.
Meanwhile Secretary General of Jeddah-based Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Akmaluddin Ihsan Oglu has highlighted the generous contributions made by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to supporting victims of the tsunami disaster.
Oglu's remarks came at his speech before the meeting of the OIC's Foreign Ministers.
Dr Nizr Obaid Madani, the Assistant Foreign Minister and Leader of the Saudi delegation to the 32nd session of the Islamic Foreign Ministers, , has highlighted the role of Jeddah-based Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) .
In a statement to Sanaa-based 'Al-Thawra' newspaper, Dr Madani said activation of the role of the OIC and enhancing its influence at the international arena depend on the support being extended to the Organization by its member states.
Slamming the activities of the deviant group, Dr Madani said such activities defame the Muslims and their civilization.
'Terrorism is an international phenomenon, and it is not confined to a certain land, race or religion', he said.
Dr Madani urged the Muslim countries to work for issuance of an international resolution that prevents insulting Islam and Muslims. Meanwhile, Dr Madani hoped that the current meeting of the Islamic Foreign Ministers would formulate a new strategy for a joint Islamic work and a contemporary vision for the role of the OIC, as well as for preparing the Muslim nation to confront the challenges of the 21st century.