Algeria - SPA
Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, has
accused unnamed states of sponsoring terrorist groups to target Saudi Arabia and other
“There are terrorist groups that are proxies of states and regimes that use their
potentials to undermine our security and stability and our existence,” the prince told a
meeting of the Arab Interior Ministers Council in Algiers.
Prince Mohammed said the Islamic State and other terrorist organizations were attacking
Islam using the name of Islam. “The security of Arab countries is an integral part that
cannot be alienated,” he said while reiterating the Kingdom’s support to strengthen Arab
security and stability.
“Our previous efforts to expose the danger of terrorism in our countries and other
countries were successful in formulating an Arab anti-terror strategy,” he added. “The
challenges to our security are many and require joint Arab action,” the prince said,
stressing the need for greater efforts to protect Arab youth from extremist and
Prince Mohammed expressed hope that the conference would adopt resolutions that enable
Arab countries to effectively combat terrorism and extremism.