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Stateside Assistance for Saudi Nationals

Published: Mon 17 Sep 2001 09:12 PM
SAUDIS IN US RECEIVE ALL ASSISTANCE FROM KINGDOM'S EMBASSY 2 WASHINGTON
PRINCE BANDER POINTED OUT THAT MOST OF THE SAUDIS WHO WERE INVESTIGATED BY THE AMERICAN AUTHORITIES WERE RELEASED. 'HOWEVER, THEEMBASSY IS FOLLOWING UP THE CASES OF THOSE WHO HAVE NOT YET BEEN RELEASED,' HE SAID.
PRINCE BANDER AFFIRMED THAT SENIOR SAUDI OFFICIALS ARE GIVINGUTMOST ATTENTION TO THE SITUATION OF THE SAUDI CITIZENS, AND THE OFFICE OF THE CULTURAL ATTACHE IN WASHINGTON HAS BEEN CONTINUOUSLY CONTACTING THE SAUDI STUDENTS THROUGHOUT THE USA.
HE REFUTED THE EXAGGERATED REPORTS ABOUT CASES OF MURDER AND VIOLENCE AND SAID 'THE SPREAD OF SUCH RUMORS IS AN EXPECTED MATTER INSUCH PREVAILING CIRCUMSTANCES.'
PRINCE BANDER SAID US PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH AND OTHER SENIOR US OFFICIALS HAD MADE IT CLEAR THAT THE EVENTS OF LAST TUESDAYHAD NOTHING TO DO WITH MUSLIMS AND ARABS EITHER INSIDE OR OUTSIDE THEUSA, AND URGED THEIR PEOPLE TO REFRAIN FROM HARMING THE INNOCENT PERSONS ON RELIGIOUS OR NATIONAL GROUNDS.MORE...
SAUDIS IN U.S. RECEIVE ALL ASSISTANCE FROM KINGDOM'S EMBASSY
WASHINGTON, SEPT 17: PRINCE BANDER BIN SULTAN BIN ABDULAZIZ, THE SAUDI AMBASSADOR TO THE U.S. SAID ON SUNDAY EVENING THAT THE SAUDI EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON IS FOLLOWING UP THE AFFAIRS OF THE SAUDI CITIZENS AND STUDENTS IN THE UNITED STATES AND PROVIDING THEM WITH ALL POSSIBLE FACILITIES AND ASSISTANCE.
IN A STATEMENT TO THE SAUDI PRESS AGENCY HERE, PRINCE BANDER SAID THE SAUDI EMBASSY IS KEEN ON EXTENDING ALL POSSIBLE ASSISTANCE TO THE SAUDIS IN THE UNITED STATES.
'THROUGH CONTACTS WITH THE CONCERNED AUTHORITIES OR APPOINTING LAWYERS, THE EMBASSY HAS BEEN WORKING TO END ALL PROBLEMS THAT MIGHT FACE THE SAUDI CITIZENS,' HE ADDED.
HE NOTED THAT THE EMBASSY HAS BEEN TACKLING AL PROBLEMS IN A QUIET MANNER SO AS TO REACH POSITIVE RESULTS THAT COULD SERVE THE SAUDI CITIZENS AND STUDENTS.--
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